Monday, September 10, 2007

Banded Alder Borer

I think my papa may have positively identified our mystery insect that landed on his shirt while I was up visiting in Seattle (below). Here is a link to a good website and check out the professional picture down below.

Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Superclass Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Subclass Pterygota (Winged Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Longhorn, Leaf and Snout
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Longhorned Beetles)
Subfamily Cerambycinae
Genus Rosalia
Species funebris (Banded Alder Borer)

Also, this is a rather humorous article about these insects and paint. Here.