6114 Hi. I’m in Saint John, New Brunswick. The photo was taken on Aug 20th 2017 in the Red Head area of Saint John. I searched on line but could not find a beetle exactly like it. However, it does seem to fit in with soldier beetle category. Might that be correct? Thank you. Betty
This appears to be a red-shouldered pine borer, Stictoleptura canadensis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae); see https://tinyurl.com/ya9gqtot for an image. It does not appear to be a serious pest. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.