long-horned wood-boring beetle

5772   Hello.  I found this guy in a 5th wheel in Slave Lake AB.  He had hitched a ride from somewhere either there in the vicinity or in the Rocky Mountain House and Jasper areas. He was big for an insect, I thought, about an inch long….   I caught him in a plastic glass and put him outside. Any ideas?  I did look at your other pictures.  Lorie

This is a long-horned wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). It resembles some species in the genus Monochamus (‘sawyers’); see http://tinyurl.com/zrsknym for an example. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.