Red Headed Ash Borer

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Location: Central Arkansas
April 7, 2011 6:05 pm
I was sitting on my carport smoking a cigarette when I looked over at my wood pile and noticed a large number of bugs that I have never seen before crawling and mating all over the wood. I’ve been looking at different forums but I can’t find it. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Signature: -Matt from Ar

Red Headed Ash Borer

Hi Matt,
This is either a Red Headed Ash Borer,
Neoclytus acuminatus, or a very closely related species.

I do believe it is a Red Headed Ash Borer. I finally found one online last night. I very much appreciate your response though. Thank you.

2 thoughts on “Red Headed Ash Borer”

  1. we have been finding red headed ash borer in our house and we have lived in this house from three years and we just started to see them, so I found this site and am just wondering what to do with them and get rid of them?

    • They might have come in with firewood. They won’t infest the wood in your home or furniture, but they frequently appear when people store firewood in the basement or other location indoors.


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