Hand signed by the artist. Nov. 21, 2020. Riparian forest at the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Part of the Insect Identification network of sites that includes InsectIdentification.org , ButterflyIdentification.org , and CaterpillarIdentification.org . Ask a Question Here are the questions asked by community members. The Banded Alder Borer Beetle is a member of the Longhorn Beetle family Cerambycidae. Thankfully no fresh paint anywhere around. For the best answers, search on this site https://shorturl.im/axu9u. Their antennae are quite long, sometimes three times longer than the body of the beetle. Most species of this “long-horned borer” beetle family can cause extensive damage to nature as they bore into live wood. I looked up information on this beetle and discovered that this was a banded alder borer (rosalia funebris) of the longhorn beetle family. i found one on my front porch and kept it as a pet because it was a very intresting creature. 7:00PM - Richmond Beach Library. The Banded Alder Borer, BAB for short, is an exotic looking beetle that may be encountered from March to August in the Pacific Northwest. I thought it was gonna attack me. Picture - I just think this is a neat bug. Bothell, WA, October 18, 2009 - "Meet the Nature Photographer: Alan Bauer - KCLS presentation to tie in with the upcoming Ken Burn's PBS special on National Parks. 5 years ago. Rosalia funebris is its real name, but we call it the Banded Alder Borer Beetle for short. These beetles feed on a variety of downed hardwood logs, especially alder, willow and cottonwood. Ellensburg, WA. I mill maple in Olympia Washington and in the fall they swarm to the logs and fresh cut wood. Just caught six after finding them on my neighbor's maple wood pile in Snohomish, WA. The Asian one is, but if it has a black spot on its back it’s a perfectly fine beetle. The Banded Alder Borer (Rosalia funebris) is a large and extremely beautiful Long Horn Beetle (family Cerambycidae). April 16, 2011 - Presentation and book signing featuring Day Hiking series and Best Desert Hikes-Washington to the Snoqualmie Valley Trails Club at their annual potluck gathering/meeting. October 27, 2010 – REI Lynnwood – Day Hiking Snoqualmie Region & Mount Rainier combo. 7:00PM at The Mazamas Club. Contact me for full details for upcoming program talks I'll be giving in Everett, Tacoma, Portland, Issaquah, Federal Way, Bellevue, Renton, Lynnwood, Bremerton, Walla Walla, Yakima, and Kennewick/Tri-Cities! Everett Firefighters Hall, 2411 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Glad to hear they aren't a big problem. VIEW IMAGE. June 12, 2010 – Book signing at A Book For All Seasons in Leavenworth, WA 1:00-3:00PM. March 31, 2011 - Presentation and book signing featuring Day Hiking guidebook series at the new Pierce County University Place Library@ 7:00PM. VIEW IMAGE. Landed on a deck in Nanaimo near the beach on July 16, 2014. Olympia, WA, January 6, 2010 - Presentation and book signing featuring "Day Hiking-Central Cascades" for the Everett Mountaineers. Source(s): https://shrinks.im/a9EwL. Long and narrow, the body of R. funebris may grow to be 38 millimetres (1.5 in). The Banded Alder Borer is a black and white beetle with long, black and white antennae. The larvae bore in the trunks of dead Acer, Alnus, Fraxinus, Platanus, Quercus, Salix, and Umbellularia californica,but are not recorded as economically damaging. My husband just spotted one of these -- we found this article as we tried to look up what kind of beetle it was. Image courtesy of Debi K. from OR. The Mazamas @ 7:00PM. Last year in the fall they covered my whole house . Yakima, WA. The elytra are dark with three white bands. Preston, WA. February 24, 2010 - Presentation and book signing featuring "Best Desert Hikes-Washington" for the Foothills Mountaineers - 7:00PM. It s about two inches long with spectacular antennae that are also black and white banded. Habitat: Spotted on a dead alder tree -- this is where they lay their eggs. Those ones are responsible for the damage of forests. The male's antennae are longer than his body, but the female's are shorter. An Odd Species of Beetle We Spotted on our Vacation. Not much of a threat at all. These data-detecting body parts make large sweeps back and forth, both behind and in front of the insect, collecting environmental information. at KCLS Sammamish Library, Saturday 2:00PM. Just saw one today in Santa Clarita Ca! Woodinville, WA, October 14, 2009 - Presentation and book signing featuring "Day Hiking-South Cascades" and "Day Hiking-Central Cascades" for The Mazamas. November 6, 2010 – North Bend, WA @ KCLS-North Bend 2:00PM-Pacific NW Journal talk. April 25, 2010 - Presentation and book signing for a photographic journey around the NW sharing "Pacific Northwest Photographic Journey" at the Everett Public Library, 2:00PM. Just had an encounter with one in abbotsford, bc. Like many others in the family Cerambycidae, R. funebris has strikingly colored wing covers (elytra). Shoreline, WA. 3 . 4 . They like to lay eggs on the creases of alder trees (and some others). They are incredibly distinctive because of their striking elytra*. The larvae bore in dead trunks of alder, maple, ash, oak, willow, and other tree species. 7:00PM - Bothell Regional Library. March 20, 2010 – Book signing for “Best Desert Hikes-Washington” at Book & Game Co., 38 E Main Street, Walla Walla WA. Beetles play an important role in nature – until they start biting you. 3:00PM - Woodinville Library. October 8, 2009 - "Meet the Nature Photographer: Alan Bauer - KCLS presentation to tie in with the upcoming Ken Burn's PBS special on National Parks. First time I've ever seen them . It's now almost mid April.one side of the house where the sun hits is just covered in them . The thorax (pronotum) is white with a large black spot. Very glad they are non invasive! A white dot on each side sits in the center of each elytron. Taxonomic notes on Scolytidae (Coleoptera). The male's antennae are longer than the body; the female's are shorter. 7:30PM at Living Care Retirement Community’s Meyer Auditorium, Yakima WA, January 23, 2010 - Presentation and book signing featuring "Day Hiking-South Cascades", "Day Hiking-Mount Rainier", and "Day Hiking-Central Cascades". It was on the wall outside of a Walmart. VIEW IMAGE. Thanks for the info. November 2, 2010 – Wenatchee, WA @ Wenatchee Valley Museum. Jan 6, 2015 - This page details the Banded Alder Borer Beetle including size, territorial reach and pictures. We woke up to it just hanging out we decided to catch it in a glass jar to watch it then let it go, and took a couple of pic of this amazing beetle. The map below showcases (in blue) the states and territories of North America where the, The BeetleIdentification.org logo, its written content, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and is protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. (Very hot day here and they seem to like that). I saw one of these in Nevada City and thought it was fake! Now we find several in the house everyday. A bite from this type of beetle may cause considerable pain that could last up to a day or two. October 17, 2010 – Presentation and book signing for “Best Desert Hikes-Washington” at Inklings Bookshop. November 13, 2010 - Presentation and book signing featuring "Best Desert Hikes-Washington". Thank you, Neil. Can't describe it, and I've never seen anything like it. It was huge! The Banded alder borer is a longhorn beetle with distinctive black and white markings. (360) 352-0595. There's moss in that there forest...and waterfalls... Let's talk hiking and photography this Saturday! 2:00PM at Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave SE., Olympia WA. Advertisement. 2:00PM at Olympia Timberland Library. I just saw one today our was chilling on my leather seat in my 4 runner. Pine Sawyer Beetles Banded Alder Borer. Sunday 7:00PM. September 16, 2010 – Seattle Audubon Society @ REI-Seattle, 7:00PM. March 24, 2011 - Presentation and book signing featuring Best Desert Hikes-Washington to the Yakima Audubon Society. It is a large beetle (1 to 1 ½ inches long) with distinct, dull (not shiny) black and white bands across the body and antennae. What have I been photographing, where have I been visiting, what have I been learning about our natural history. Lv 4. I had not seen them before and am glad to learn that they are not an invasive. Found one on a dead Japanese maple in Eugene, Oregon, Click the books above to browse most of the books I have co-authored with The Mountaineers Books. Marilyn. Always up to date. The wing coverings, called elytra, are black with three wide bands of white crossing them. The thorax (pronotum) is white with a large black spot. February 2, 2011 - Presentation and book signing featuring Best Desert Hikes-Washington. March 10, 2010 - Presentation and book signing for "Best Desert Hikes-Washington" at the Issaquah REI store, 7:00PM. Bright Jr DE. Gratitude in the workplace: How gratitude can improve your well-being and relationships it's really hard to say without a pic...too many insects that fall into that description, especially this time of year. 7:00PM for the Olympia Mountaineers. There are over 1,200 species of Longhorn Beetle on the continent. Luckily, it's not. best part of it was seeing how fast my partner was trying to get away from it. We have one in a jar.Rita. Within hours they had completely girdled all four trees, and my dad cut them all down the same day. Beetles (Coleoptera) » Water, Rove, Scarab, Longhorn, Leaf and Snout B... Longhorn Beetle by Bob Jensen on 500px. Banded Alder Borer - Rosalia funebris - Encyclopedia of Life. Image courtesy of Debi K. from OR. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question. The Asian Longhorn Beetle is a damaging exotic pest that is not known to be established in Oregon. glad to know it's not invasive and that it leaves living wood alone. March 2, 2010 - Presentation and book signing featuring experiences and details working on "Day Hiking-South Cascades" and "Best Desert Hikes-Washington". All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the Creative Commons CC0 License; all unstructured text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. Hey, I've seen these things! Pitch moths •Hosts: Pine, spruce, Douglas-fir •Golf-ball-size pitch globs •Impact: –Slows the closure of wounds –Can contribute to a line of weakness. Saturday, 1:00PM. It was sooooo beautiful in flight! This caused thousands of trees to be destroyed in Chicago and New York in particular! Do people collect them? We watched it for a while it is very interesting looking. gray; grey; white; black; striped; pattern; antenna; wood; borer; boring; beetle. 2 Comments Brian38 2 months ago. Figure 3. I sure hope they are not eating my home. 7:00PM. He picked it up and walked around the town with it, until we left it in a wooded park. 7:00PM - Federal Way 320th Library, 848 S. 320th St., Federal Way, WA. Monarch Hotel Ballroom @ 7:00PM. 7:00PM, Everett, WA, October 29, 2009 - "Meet the Nature Photographer: Alan Bauer - KCLS presentation to tie in with the upcoming Ken Burn's PBS special on National Parks. I live in Ottawa Ontario Canada. There was a pair moving around as if joined together (mating I suppose). The California Laurel Borer is a striking insect with three bluish-gray bands across its back. Wenatchee Valley Museum @ 7:00PM. Bremerton, WA @ 7:00PM. What is visual communication and why it matters; Nov. 20, 2020. We were in Nevada City, CA and my son found one. A white dot on each side sits in the center of each elytron. "Banded Alder Borer and it says online The adult wood-boring beetles lay their eggs in a crevice of the bark on hardwood trees such as Oregon ash, New Mexico willow, and California laurel/Oregon myrtle. The banded alder borer is a member of the very diverse longhorn beetle family. Fortunately, beetle bites are not common and they are seldom harmful to humans unless the person bitten has an allergic reaction. Macrodontia Cervicornis-7. Originally reported as Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) Submitter does not have a specimen. Portland, OR. I had never seen one before. July 21, 2013 - Roseburg, Oregon, U.S - A large male banded alder borer climbs on a woodpile behind a home in rural Douglas County, Ore., near Roseburg. Found one in Pasadena, California. Special Thanks to Alacazam for allowing us to Use his Ambient Music - Herbivores. The easiest way to distinguish these two species is It is black and white and has long antenna. Very interesting beetle. Banded Alder Borer Beetle. This time I didn't photograph it as it left by the time I got back. Borer Videos - Download 855 stock videos with Borer for FREE or amazingly low rates! Harmful boring beetles will attack … January 14, 2011 – Presentation and book signing featuring Day Hiking series for Pilchuck Audubon Society, 7:00PM. Just saw one on the driveway in Sherman Oaks, CA. JUST FOUND ONE ON OUR BIRCH TREE IN LOOMIS, WA. They only burrow in already Dead trees, unlike the Asian long horn beetle. June 9, 2010 – REI Alderwood – Day Hiking Central Cascades, May 22, 2010 – "Meet the Nature Photographer: Alan Bauer - KCLS presentation about experiences working on the Day Hiking guidebook series." Beautiful creature. Signed limited edition giclée Banded Alder Borer Beetle print. Adults prefer sweet things such as flowers, nectar, and fruit. Just saw one of these banded Alder borers for the first time ever, in Victoria BC. 0 0. Neil Ross 3 months ago. My dog and I saw 4 of them yesterday while I was moving some small sections of branches I cut up last year. These insects are harmless despite their large size and the male's huge horns. Day Hiking book series stories and tales, June 14, 2010 - "Meet the Nature Photographer: Alan Bauer - KCLS presentation about experiences working on the Day Hiking guidebook series."

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