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Black and Yellow striped bugs on Globe Locust Trees - Megacyllene robiniae

Black and Yellow striped bugs on Globe Locust Trees - Megacyllene robiniae
Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas, USA
September 23, 2009
Size: apx 1 to 1.5 in
Our Globe Locust trees are filled with these bugs and I would love to know what they are and whether they are beneficial or something to be concerned about.

locust borer
I have a wood stove. my house is now full of these things. do they bite or sting??? how do i get rid of them?

We had the same problem when
We had the same problem when I was growing up. I don't know how you would get rid of them, besides finding them and throwing them outside. I did have several bite though.

Moved from ID Request.

Locust Borer Longhorn Beetle
Megacyllene robiniae. These guys are common this time of year. Here's the info page about them from the guide -Locust Borer Longhorn Beetle
Welcome to Bugguide, and howdy neighbor! (OP)

Thanks for the info
Hi Andrew,
Thanks for your help identifying this bug. It sounds like my Globe Locust trees are in trouble. Nice to know there is someone else in OP who is fascinated by bugs like we are (but who knows way more than we do). Thanks,

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