Locust Borer (Megacyllene robiniae)

Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Cerambycidae
Genus: Megacyllene
Species: robiniae

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Barling, Arkansas
Benton, Kentucky
Georgetown, Massachusetts
Croton On Hudson, New York
Little Neck, New York
Cincinnati, Ohio
Midlothian, Texas
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On Jul 24, 2006, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Although the larvae are found beneath the bark of the Black Locust trees, I've never seen this insect in enough numbers to consider it a pest.

The adults are a colorful insect emerging in early fall and feed on goldenrod pollen and nectar.

1/2" to 3/4" long found in woods in the Eastern and Southern US and eastern Canada.