Subject: Bug Mimics Wasp Colours
Geographic location of the bug: Ontario, Canada
Time: 11:16 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Just curious to know what this is. I couldn’t find anything online with the same markings.
How you want your letter signed: Melissa
This gorgeous beetle is a Sugar Maple Borer, and it is a very effective mimic of Yellowjackets. Sugar Maple Borers have become increasingly rare in recent years, so your sighting is significant.