Weird Bugs Showed Up #805901

Asked August 11, 2022, 10:49 PM EDT

Hi! We have a dead strawberry tree in our yard and today about 20 of these super weird looking bugs showed up. We've never seen them anywhere in our yard before. They're brown with yellow stripes and the leg-span is about the size of a quarter. I captured one. Pictures are attached. Are these an invasive species? Is there anything we should do? Thanks! :)

Washington County Oregon

Expert Response

The insect in your photo looks like red-headed ash borer, Neoclytus acuminatus. You may wish to confirm and learn more about this borer at the following site:

Navneet Kaur Replied August 12, 2022, 4:28 PM EDT

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