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Locust Borer

Megacyllene robiniae

Description:

Roughly 20 millimeters in length, banded black and yellow as shown.

Habitat:

Paved trail through urban residential and retail neighborhood, with channelized waterway (dry). Overall habitat is degraded shortgrass prairie with many elm, cottonwood trees.

Notes:

Common wasp mimic in autumn, especially on goldenrod flowers.

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BugEric
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BugEric

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Oct 10, 2012
Submitted on Apr 6, 2014

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