red-shouldered pine borer

red-shouldered pine borer

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.