One white spot at the top of the elytra (wing sheath) marks black beetle. Smaller white speckling may be visible on the eltyra (wings) as well, with females having more of it than males. Members of this family have a spike on each side of its throat. Their antennae can be up to 3xs longer than their bodies.
This beetle prefers conifir trees (pine, spruce, fir) and may be more common in areas where branches are freshly cut.
Larvae bore into the wood of these dead or dying trees. Adults are active in teh daytime and eat the petioles (stalks) of leaves and twig bark.
Common name: White-spotted Sawyer Beetle
Scientific Name: Monochamus scutellatus
Adult Size (Length): 18mm to 25mm (0.71in to 0.98in) [ COMPARE ]
Identifying Colors: black; white
General Description: spot
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
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