Insects and Spiders - native

flower longhorn beetles (Lepturinae) on Aug 1, 2022

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Description of specimen

Black Beetle, although one had more of a greenish-yellow iridescent shell.

Commentary

Thank you for your report!
Those are longhorned beetles, and not bees. You saw 2 species of native "flower longhorns": the larger darker ones are Pachyta armata, and the smaller yellow one is the Golden flower longhorn, Lepturobosca chrysocoma. Neither species is a pest. Thanks for being on the lookout!

Tom Valente
Aug. 1, 2022, 4:21 p.m.