First time I've ever seen them . January 27, 2010 - Presentation and book signing featuring "Day Hiking-South Cascades" and "Day Hiking-Central Cascades" for The Cascadians. Thank you, Neil. I mill maple in Olympia Washington and in the fall they swarm to the logs and fresh cut wood. New users enjoy 60% OFF. Olympia, WA, January 6, 2010 - Presentation and book signing featuring "Day Hiking-Central Cascades" for the Everett Mountaineers. Their larvae bore into logs and stumps, eating the wood pulp. He picked it up and walked around the town with it, until we left it in a wooded park. Yakima, WA. Portland, OR. Their antennas are long, 3 times longer than the 1.5 inches in length. 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. Saturday, 1:00PM. Just saw one on the driveway in Sherman Oaks, CA. best part of it was seeing how fast my partner was trying to get away from it. I managed to get a video of them mating on a maple stump I have in my back yard I use as a plant holder. This page was last edited on 15 December 2019, at 15:56. Like many others in the family Cerambycidae, R. funebris has strikingly colored wing covers (elytra). That's really interesting David - They are pretty neat creatures. Some of you may recall hearing about the dangerous imported Asian Long-horned Beetle, which devastated mature trees in several Eastern US cities during 1999 and 2000. Rosalia funebris is its real name, but we call it the Banded Alder Borer Beetle for short. The California Laurel Borer is a striking insect with three bluish-gray bands across its back. The round pronotum below the head is white with a large black dot in the middle of it. Found one in Pasadena, California. 735 NW Gilman Blvd., Issaquah, WA, March 7, 2010 - Presentation and book signing featuring "Day Hiking-Central Cascades". [1][failed verification] From there the larvae bore into the wood. I had not seen them before and am glad to learn that they are not an invasive. June 11, 2010 – Presentation covering Day Hiking-Snoqualmie Region/Mount Rainier, 7:00-9:00PM at the Barn Beach Reserve, Leavenworth WA in coordination with A Book For All Seasons. Just had an encounter with one on the vancouver waterfront. We have a lot of dead hedge and pine lying around. Last year in the fall they covered my whole house . They are neat! It is black and white and has long antenna. Awesome post. Explore Miguel Almeida Fotografia's photos on Flickr. I live in Ottawa Ontario Canada. The Asian one is, but if it has a black spot on its back it’s a perfectly fine beetle. Vasa Hall @ 1:00PM. Macrodontia Cervicornis-7. 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. Hey, I've seen these things! The Banded Alder Borer Beetle is a member of the Longhorn Beetle family Cerambycidae. Olympia Center, 222 North Columbia Street, Olympia, WA. Probably only saw it because our apartment building is being painted! 4 . October 27, 2010 – REI Lynnwood – Day Hiking Snoqualmie Region & Mount Rainier combo. 2 Comments Brian38 2 months ago. Portland, OR. (Very hot day here and they seem to like that). Can't describe it, and I've never seen anything like it. My husband just spotted one of these -- we found this article as we tried to look up what kind of beetle it was. 5 years ago. VIEW IMAGE. Portland, OR. Just had an encounter with one in abbotsford, bc. As adults, they eat flowers (well, I didn’t like to hear about that so much, but it was better than eating a tree), and the larvae of the beetle eat the decayed wood in which the eggs were laid. The male's antennae are longer than his body, but the female's are shorter. The … April 10, 2011 - Presentation and book signing featuring Day Hiking series and Best Desert Hikes-Washington as the invited guest speaker at the annual 2011 membership banquet for teh Trails Club of Oregon. The round pronotum below the head is white with a large black dot in the middle of it. November 13, 2010 - Presentation and book signing featuring "Best Desert Hikes-Washington". Just saw one today outside my shop. Fascinating looking creatures!! I had one land in my hair in Victoria this weekend, I thought it was a dragon fly before I saw it then I lifted it out with my hand and it stuck to my finger I shook my hand and off it flew to a window sill across the road. Therefore they aren't really pests. GLAD TO KNOW MY TREES ARE SAFE !!!!!! March 18, 2010 - Presentation and book signing for "Best Desert Hikes-Washington" at REI Kennewick. This one looks a lot like an Asian Longhorn beetle, which would be really, really bad. Also known as the banded alder borer, this insect's larvae feed on dead hardwoods such as maple, alder, oak, and willow. June 12, 2010 – Book signing at A Book For All Seasons in Leavenworth, WA 1:00-3:00PM. Sunday 7:00PM. 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. It's a North American variety, called a Banded Alder Borer, and they generally attack trees that are already on the ground. Image courtesy of Brian R. from Vancouver, BC. I sure hope they are not eating my home. (360) 352-0595. The female beetles create a double row of holes a few inches below the leaf tips in spring, and they lay their eggs in those holes. These beetles aren’t invasive. i found one on my front porch and kept it as a pet because it was a very intresting creature. JUST FOUND ONE ON OUR BIRCH TREE IN LOOMIS, WA. Rosalia funebris is the binomial name for the Banded Alder Borer (often nicknamed the zebra beetle), which is a species from the family of longhorn beetles. Took pictures as I was not sure what they were but thought tney might be in the beetle family. 1 . 7:00PM - Federal Way 320th Library, 848 S. 320th St., Federal Way, WA. One commonly encountered species in the northwest is the banded alder borer. The Banded alder borer is a longhorn beetle with distinctive black and white markings. The elytra are dark with three white bands. Taxonomic notes on Scolytidae (Coleoptera). The alder borer's antennae are banded white and black. GOING TO RELEASE IT ON A PILE OF MAPLE BRANCHES ON A TREE THAT BLEW DOWN RECENTLY. March 24, 2011 - Presentation and book signing featuring Best Desert Hikes-Washington to the Yakima Audubon Society. 2:00PM at Olympia Timberland Library. 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 elytra are dark with three white bands. Landed on a deck in Nanaimo near the beach on July 16, 2014. The easiest way to distinguish these two species is 2 . That's pretty neat; I'll have to share this with my son! March 2, 2010 - Presentation and book signing featuring experiences and details working on "Day Hiking-South Cascades" and "Best Desert Hikes-Washington". Part of the Insect Identification network of sites that includes InsectIdentification.org , ButterflyIdentification.org , and CaterpillarIdentification.org . Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question. 3 . 7:00PM - Richmond Beach Library. These insects are harmless despite their large size and the male's huge horns. January 14, 2011 – Presentation and book signing featuring Day Hiking series for Pilchuck Audubon Society, 7:00PM. Any beetle images and site inquiries can be submitted to beetleidentification at gmail.com. Beautiful creature. By submitting images to us (BeetleIdentification.org) you acknowledge that you have read and understood our. Ellensburg, WA. 7:00PM at The Mazamas Club. Species ID Suggestions Sign in to suggest organism ID . Habitat: Spotted on a dead alder tree -- this is where they lay their eggs. The material presented across this site is for entertainment value and should not be construced as usable for scientific research or medical advice (insect bites, etc...) Please consult licensed, degreed professionals for such information. Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. Banded Alder Borer - Rosalia funebris - Encyclopedia of Life. February 2, 2011 - Presentation and book signing featuring Best Desert Hikes-Washington. 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! 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. Just caught six after finding them on my neighbor's maple wood pile in Snohomish, WA. It s about two inches long with spectacular antennae that are also black and white banded. I never pay much attention to bugs; but perhaps after this writeup, I might have found a new fascination! wide x 0.5 mm long), white, and ovoid. I looked up information on this beetle and discovered that this was a banded alder borer (rosalia funebris) of the longhorn beetle family. Very interesting beetle. The banded alder borer is the only species of this genus in North America, occurring from Alaska to southern California and in the Rocky Mountains from Idaho to New Mexico. Ask a Question Here are the questions asked by community members. "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. it's really hard to say without a pic...too many insects that fall into that description, especially this time of year. Always up to date. They are beautiful little creatures. There are over 1,200 species of Longhorn Beetle on the continent. Jan 6, 2015 - This page details the Banded Alder Borer Beetle including size, territorial reach and pictures. Prints will be wrapped in tissue paper and sent in a parcel These data-detecting body parts make large sweeps back and forth, both behind and in front of the insect, collecting environmental information. 7:00PM - Bothell Regional Library. Nov. 21, 2020. February 25, 2010 - Presentation and book signing featuring "Day Hiking-South Cascades" and "Day Hiking-Mount Rainier" at the Tacoma Public Library, main branch @ 7:00PM ; 1102 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma, WA. The alder borer's antennae are banded white and black. Time to keep eyes open for them again! Beetles (Coleoptera) » Water, Rove, Scarab, Longhorn, Leaf and Snout B... Longhorn Beetle by Bob Jensen on 500px. Adults may be attracted to fresh paint. I took a picture, then it flew away and I screamed like a crazy person. Various colors commonly associated with this beetle. 7:00PM. Bright Jr DE. A bite from this type of beetle may cause considerable pain that could last up to a day or two. VIEW IMAGE. Now we find several in the house everyday. We were in Nevada City, CA and my son found one. 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. The thorax (pronotum) is white with a large black spot. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge the images or return to the article. October 11, 2010 - Presentation featuring Day Hiking-South Cascades, Day Hiking-Snoqualmie Region, and Best Desert Hikes-Washington to the Peninsula Wilderness Club. Fortunately, beetle bites are not common and they are seldom harmful to humans unless the person bitten has an allergic reaction. Lv 4. citrus long-horned beetle emerald ash borer Asian long-horned beetle. Crazy, and amazing but true!!! We have one in a jar.Rita. There was a pair moving around as if joined together (mating I suppose). The Banded Alder Borer is a black and white beetle with long, black and white antennae. Presentation about experiences working on the Day Hiking guidebook series." The Mazamas @ 7:00PM. Riparian forest at the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Thankfully no fresh paint anywhere around. 253-839-0257. Most species of this “long-horned borer” beetle family can cause extensive damage to nature as they bore into live wood. April 5, 2010 – Presentation and book signing for "Day Hiking-South Cascades/Snoqualmie Region/Mount Rainier" for Kitsap Mountaineers. Sizes available: - 380mm x 380mm - 600mm x 600mm Each size is available in a limited edition of 50. 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." VIEW IMAGE. No control measures are necessary for this insect. Citrus Long-horned Beetle. 3:00PM - Woodinville Library. Description of specimen I will attach a picture. I saw one of these in Nevada City and thought it was fake! September 16, 2010 – Seattle Audubon Society @ REI-Seattle, 7:00PM. Just saw on in our place in chilliwack and it made my 26 year old son scream like a little girl when it landed on him...very cool look beetle...the fifth beatle I think :). Image courtesy of Debi K. from OR. They like to lay eggs on the creases of alder trees (and some others). I know what you mean Kim - for all I know about wildlife, or "pretend" that I know, I know virtually nothing about butterflies and insects. October 21, 2010 - Presentation and book signing featuring "Best Desert Hikes-Washington" for Kittitas Audubon. Thursday 7:00PM. 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. My husband and I found three of them in a small wood pile on our property today. We watched it for a while it is very interesting looking. The wing coverings, called elytra, are black with three wide bands of white crossing them. Unlike the oval (in cross-section) tunnels of the Buprestidae larva, larval Cerambycidae tunnels are circular (in cross … Pine Sawyer Beetles Banded Alder Borer. The Asian Longhorn Beetle is a damaging exotic pest that is not known to be established in Oregon. March 16, 2011 - Presentation and book signing featuring Best Desert Hikes-Washington to the North Central Washington Audubon Society. PRKC - Partnership for a Rural King County, The Tweeters List - local birding sightings, Upcoming presentations in 2011: REI-Lynnwood; Willapa Hills Audubon Society (Longview, WA), Tahoma Audubon Society (Tacoma/Puyallup); Rainier Audubon Society. An Informal Report about the Banded Alder Borer Beetle 9/15/2011 What Does it Look Like? at KCLS Sammamish Library, Saturday 2:00PM. 7:00PM. There are over 1,200 species of longhorn beetles on the continent. 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. Banded Alder Borer (Rosalia funebris). Yakima, WA. November 6, 2010 – North Bend, WA @ KCLS-North Bend 2:00PM-Pacific NW Journal talk. The larvae bore in dead trunks of alder, maple, ash, oak, willow, and other tree species. They can be found across Western North America from Mexico to Canada. gray; grey; white; black; striped; pattern; antenna; wood; borer; boring; beetle. The Banded Alder Borer Beetle is a member of the Longhorn beetle family. Didn't know they weren't invasive, very cool! March 10, 2010 - Presentation and book signing for "Best Desert Hikes-Washington" at the Issaquah REI store, 7:00PM. Advertisement. glad to know it's not invasive and that it leaves living wood alone. It was sooooo beautiful in flight! The banded alder borer is a member of the very diverse longhorn beetle family. It was huge! Just saw six on my maple wood pile in Redmond, WA. I'm in Kansas and have them in our back yard. The thorax (pronotum) is white with a large black spot. 2:00PM - Everett Public Library, Everett, WA. 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". 7:00PM for the Olympia Mountaineers. Printed on 300gsm somerset photo satin paper. Banded Alder Borer (Rosalia funebris) on Aug 16, 2013. Hand signed by the artist. This time I didn't photograph it as it left by the time I got back. The wing coverings, called elytra, are black with three wide bands of white crossing them. March 20, 2010 – Book signing for “Best Desert Hikes-Washington” at Book & Game Co., 38 E Main Street, Walla Walla WA. It's why I love things tied to photography and outdoors so much living here in the Northwest - I'll never run out of things to learn about!I could see you really getting interested in these little things, knowing how much you like to go slowly and look for the small things to photograph along any trail you hike. It almost came inside! Mature larva length ca. Their antennae are quite long, sometimes three times longer than the body of the beetle. banded alder borer Asian longhorned beetle & NATIVE look-alikes broadnecked root borer Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) cottonwood borer eyed click beetle spotted pine sawyer northeastern sawyer southern pine sawyer balsam fir sawyer Anoplophora glabripennis Rosalia funebris Plectrodera scalator Alaus oculatus Monochamus notatus Monochamus mutator Monochamus titillator * Monochamus … October 17, 2010 – Presentation and book signing for “Best Desert Hikes-Washington” at Inklings Bookshop. With their striking white-blue and black coloration, BAB adults are frequently mistaken for the Asian Longhorn beetle. An Odd Species of Beetle We Spotted on our Vacation. Wenatchee Valley Museum @ 7:00PM. Banded Alder Borer Beetle Pictures Below are images of the Banded Alder Borer Beetle. Special Thanks to Alacazam for allowing us to Use his Ambient Music - Herbivores. A white dot on each side sits in the center of each elytron. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BEETLE. The Banded Alder Borer, BAB for short, is an exotic looking beetle that may be encountered from March to August in the Pacific Northwest. 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. Kids through this bug on me, thank you kids. Bremerton, WA @ 7:00PM. They only burrow in already Dead trees, unlike the Asian long horn beetle. This page is about California laurel borer information and photos. Figure 3. This caused thousands of trees to be destroyed in Chicago and New York in particular! It is a Banded Alder Borer, Rosalia funebris. Everett Firefighters Hall, 2411 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Glad to hear they aren't a big problem. What have I been photographing, where have I been visiting, what have I been learning about our natural history. A white dot on each side sits in the center of each elytron. 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. One day when I was about five years old, some of those borers came along and started chewing on the trunks of those trees. Blog. 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. Beetles play an important role in nature – until they start biting you. Beautiful creature. Luckily, it's not. What is visual communication and why it matters; Nov. 20, 2020. Thanks for the info. Long and narrow, the body of R. funebris may grow to be 38 millimetres (1.5 in). 2:00PM at Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave SE., Olympia WA. Signed limited edition giclée Banded Alder Borer Beetle print. Capitol Museum Coach House, 211 W. 21st Street, Olympia WA, May 8, 2010 – "Meet the Nature Photographer: Alan Bauer - KCLS presentation about experiences working on the Day Hiking guidebook series." Within hours they had completely girdled all four trees, and my dad cut them all down the same day. So glad that that they are not invasive would hate to have to kill something so beautiful. Picture - I just think this is a neat bug. Neil Ross 3 months ago. Not much of a threat at all. Do people collect them? Presentation about experiences working on the Day Hiking guidebook series." Preston, WA. Very glad they are non invasive! Banded Alder Borer Beetle. Those ones are responsible for the damage of forests. Borer Videos - Download 855 stock videos with Borer for FREE or amazingly low rates! The larvae bore in the trunks of dead Acer, Alnus, Fraxinus, Platanus, Quercus, Salix, and Umbellularia californica,but are not recorded as economically damaging. The Banded Alder Borer (Rosalia funebris) is a large and extremely beautiful Long Horn Beetle (family Cerambycidae). They have broad stripes of black and blue-white and extremely long antennae. Marilyn. Questions. Source(s): https://shrinks.im/a9EwL. Image courtesy of Debi K. from OR. Best Desert Hikes-Washington. Banded Alder Borer - Like many others in the family Cerambycidae, R. funebris has strikingly colored wing covers (elytra). Instead, it flew away gracefully. Common Names: Banded Alder Borer, Laurel Borer Habitat: Description: Comments: Yakima Valley Arboretum @ 7:00PM. Gratitude in the workplace: How gratitude can improve your well-being and relationships Presentation at KCLS Bellevue Library, Saturday 2:00PM, May 20, 2010 - Presentation and book signing for the Black Hills Audubon Society. For the best answers, search on this site https://shorturl.im/axu9u. Just saw one of these banded Alder borers for the first time ever, in Victoria BC. Harmful boring beetles will attack … 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. It was on a glass door. They are incredibly distinctive because of their striking elytra*. Adults prefer sweet things such as flowers, nectar, and fruit. I thought it was gonna attack me. Originally reported as Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) Submitter does not have a specimen. I had never seen one before. Shoreline, WA. King County Library Systems (KCLS) Service Center, 960 Newport Way NW Issaquah, WA. Wenatchee, WA. These beetles feed on a variety of downed hardwood logs, especially alder, willow and cottonwood. Just saw one today in Santa Clarita Ca! Monarch Hotel Ballroom @ 7:00PM. Pitch moths. It was on the wall outside of a Walmart. Have to share this with my son found one on our property today not... 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