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Locust Borer - Megacyllene robiniae Black beetle with yellow elytral bands . Adults are often found on goldenrod (Solidago sp.) during September and October. They are endemic to eastern North America and are a serious pest of Robinia pseudoacacia, the black locust tree.<br />
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Habitat: On goldenrod<br />
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Habitat: On goldenrod<br />
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Locust Borer - Megacyllene robiniae

Black beetle with yellow elytral bands . Adults are often found on goldenrod (Solidago sp.) during September and October. They are endemic to eastern North America and are a serious pest of Robinia pseudoacacia, the black locust tree.

Habitat: On goldenrod

Locust Borer - Megacyllene robiniae Black beetle with yellow elytral bands . Adults are often found on goldenrod (Solidago sp.) during September and October. They are endemic to eastern North America and are a serious pest of Robinia pseudoacacia, the black locust tree.<br />
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Habitat: On goldenrod<br />
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    comments (6)

  1. What a species, and what a shot. A vibrant feast! Posted 2 months ago
    1. They are pretty fantastic! And, as a fun fact: they drop to the ground when you touch them. That might just be a fact that isn't all that fun. Or, perhaps just an observation. Posted 2 months ago
      1. You mean as a play-dead tactic? Posted 2 months ago
        1. Yes. As soon as I touch one, even slightly, it dive bombs the ground and becomes catatonic. Posted 2 months ago
          1. Hahahaa! Yes, and good tactic! I have seen other insects do that :-D Posted 2 months ago
            1. Definitely clever :) Posted 2 months ago

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''Megacyllene robiniae'', commonly known as the locust borer, is a species of longhorn beetle endemic to eastern North America. It is a serious pest of ''Robinia pseudoacacia'', the black locust tree, with which it is sympatric.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Sep 11, 2020. Captured Sep 11, 2020 09:09 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/166s
  • ISO500
  • 100mm