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Species Megacyllene caryae - Hickory Borer

need ID on this flying insect - Megacyllene caryae This bug was in the house, it can walk and fly. Rural Oklahoma on March 5 with temps in the 70's.  - Megacyllene caryae Unknown in West Chester, PA - Megacyllene caryae Hickory Borer - Megacyllene caryae Hickory Borer - Megacyllene caryae Hickory  Borer Beetle - Megacyllene caryae Megacyllene robiniae, Locust borer? females yellow stripes, males (presumably) white stripes - Megacyllene caryae - male - female Hickory Bug 7077dK - Megacyllene caryae
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Tribe Clytini
Genus Megacyllene
Species caryae (Hickory Borer)
Other Common Names
Painted Hickory Borer - PHB (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Cyllene caryae Gahan 1908
Explanation of Names
Latin for "of Carya". Carya is the genus of trees which includes hickories and pecans.
10-20 mm (1)
TX-GA-MA-KS / n. Mex. (BG data)
Mar-Apr (mostly) (BG data)
larvae mine newly dead hickory, and sometimes other hardwoods. (1)
attracted to UV lights (1)
See Also

The Locust Borer Megacyllene robinae, which is fall active, rather than in the spring as this species is.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
Douglas Yanega. 1996. Illinois Natural History Survey.