Found in Utah mountains near Park City
Could you help identify this guy? The closest thing on your site that looks like it is a locust beetle. Any help you can give is appreciated! Thanks,
Your observation that your beetle resembles a Locust Borer is a good one as they are in the same family of Long Horned Borers, Cerambycidae. We do not recognize your particular beetle, and a quick search of BugGuide did not produce an answer for us. We have decided to post your photo as an Unidentified Borer, and hope that either a reader can provide an answer, or that Eric Eaton will know the answer. The markings and the black thorax on your specimen are quite distincitve.
Update: (08/01/2008) Unknown Borer Beetle
The black and yellow “Unknown Borer Beetle” posted on your main page 07/31/08 is probably Utah native, Calloides nobilis var. mormonus. Here is a reference with photo here (Smithsonian) . Cheers,
Confirmation: (08/01/2008) Forwarded by Eric Eaton
It isCalloides nobilis mormonus Schaeffer
M.C. Thomas, Ph.D.
FloridaStateCollection of Arthropods
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Thanks for your help. This is really a great site.