Mt. Washington, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA
July 2, 2007
Size: about 19 mm
I think this is Monocha*mus marmor*ator
despite its difference in color and markings from others of that species already on bugguide. I was stripping bark from a dead conifer in the middle krummholz forest zone
on Mt. Washington in my Forest Service-approved search for Py*tho str*ictus
, finding a few Py*tho larvae. Suddenly, out of a round hole in the trunk, this good-sized longhorn came clambering up to greet me. I'm afraid I don't know what the tree species was.
Although most of the associated images are of this specimen after it died, this image and the next one are of the living beetle.