Insects and Spiders - native

Monochamus scutellatus on Jul 20, 2020

Submitter has sample
EDRR Status: No Response/Action Required

Description of specimen

Bug flew and bounced off my husband’s neck while I lounged in hammock. Asked him to describe it as it crawled on ground. Immediately told him to kill it. His bug-loving nature made him delay so I had to yell. He stepped on it, it died shortly thereafter, and we kept it in a container. It is about 2” long, black, long black antennae with white stripes (husband called them antlers !!) and had white spots on black body that have faded in rigor mortis. I knew it was an invasive beetle but had to identify later when I had Internet service.
Terrible photo of dead ALB


Dear Catherine, as far as I can tell from your picture, this is not the invasive Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) but the native Oregon sawyer, Monochamus scutellatus.
Thank you, Helmuth Rogg

Helmuth Rogg
July 20, 2020, 5:05 p.m.