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You tell me - Neoclytus acuminatus

You tell me - Neoclytus acuminatus
Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan, USA
May 13, 2008
Size: Body is about 1/2 inch
Please identify this bug and let me know what it is

Scientific name = Neoclytus a
Scientific name = Neoclytus acuminatus

Cerambycid
Red-headed Ash Borer

 
They like maples and other tr
They like maples and other trees in the maple (acer) family also. I had these in my maple tree.

 
The common name...
...is a bit of a misnomer, since this is one of the most polyphagous species of North American Cerambycidae. I have reared adults from 16 different genera of woody plants just in Missouri - of those I would say Cercis was the most preferred.

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