Red Headed Ash Borer

Hello, and just have to say; Great site, I check it nearly every day. I am in Grapevine Texas, near Dallas. This guy got inside and was lucky I found him before he became carnage. I got these pictures of him before setting him free outside. I did not see the wings until it took off at a slow drift. I work in an atrium, and would like to know what this critter eats, hopefully not my plants!

Hi Robert,
We believe this is a Red Headed Ash Borer, Neoclytus acuminatus. They fly from March to October and are often attracted to lights. Larvae feed on the sapwood of ash and other hardwood trees.

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