|A locust borer beetle, Megacyllene robiniae.|
They spend their larval stages on black locust trees. When they are not busy eating goldenrod pollen, the autumn adults can be found on locusts tree trunks, mating or looking for good places to lay eggs. The larvae hatch before winter and spend the cold months under the bark. When the weather warms, they'll burrow into the trunk and pupate. They emerge as adults in late summer and early fall and begin the cycle again.
|The adult eats goldenrod pollen. Note that the third yellow stripe on its back is shaped like a W.|
|One of the prettiest insects ever!|