Banded Longhorn

image of Banded Longhorn on a wild rose

The banded longhorn beetle (Typocerus velutinus) is in a group called flower longhorns. Note the rusty color, yellow bands, and black antennae. This is a common species. Look for adults in fields and other open places where flowers are blooming, and also around lights at night. The larvae feed on decaying oak and hickory wood.

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