Locust Borer

Locust Borer Senior only

Scientific name: Megacyllene robiniae (Forster)
(Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

Facts: Locust borer larvae feed in living black locust trees. Although this is one of the most commonly seen longhorned beetle species in Texas, there are also many other species that occur here. There is a wide range of variation in color and size. Many of them are quite large, well over 2 inches long. Some have gaudy colors such as the locust borer’s black and yellow. Some very closely resemble bees and wasps in overall appearance. Long antennae and bright color patterns make these favorites for collectors.

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