wharf borer

wharf borer

6071   Hi, Found this in our work kitchen in Toronto just yesterday (in July).  Curious what you think it is.  Tanbark borer? Nico

Although this superficially resembles a tanbark borer, it actually is a wharf borer, Narcerdes melanura (Coleoptera: Oedemeridae). See https://tinyurl.com/obonjsx for an image and more detailed information.  Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.