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need ID on this flying insect - Megacyllene caryae

need ID on this flying insect - Megacyllene caryae
Assaria, Saline County, Kansas, USA
March 25, 2007
Size: 3/4 - 1-1/2 inch
These bugs were prolific in a fresh-cut wood pile, both oak and locust trees. The smaller sizes were black with green stripes, and the larger black with white.

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need ID on this flying insect - Megacyllene caryae need ID on this flying insect - Megacyllene caryae need ID on this flying insect - Megacyllene caryae

Nice specimen, nice shot
Hope to see more of your posts.

Check the date you used. It a
Check the date you used. It appears to have been not formatted correctly. If seen in the fall, this will be the locust borer, Megacyllene robinae.

 
thanks Brad
I did change the dates, thanks for the reminder. These were taken this afternoon, 3/25/07. Your ID looks like a match to me. Thanks so much.

 
Actually, for a March spottin
Actually, for a March spotting, this is its sister species, the hickory borer, Megacyllene caryae.

 
they bite!
i found one in my yard and i hope i dont see a nother one! they bite and it makes the spot start to swell

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