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Wharf borer, Nacerdes melanura

6279 Hello, I’ve recently found 2 or 3 of these insects in (and around) my bathroom every day for the past week. Every time, I remove them but the day after (sometimes even less) another is there. Sometimes 2 or 3 even. I have absolutely no idea what this could be, I’ve never seen these in my life and I haven’t been living in Quebec (or Canada) since long so maybe it’s something local to Quebec? I’m clueless about this and I’m afraid it might be something serious. I hope you can help identify this. Thank you in advance. From Quebec

Number 6279 This is a wharf borer, Nacerdes melanura (Coleoptera: Oedemeridae). Their larvae bore in wet, rotting wood and seldom if ever cause any real structural damage. Click here  for more detailed information.

Red-shouldered pine borer, Stictoleptura canadensis

6275 Hello, this beetle was outside on my deck around noon today (July 16/18); the weather was very hot and humid. I think it’s a long-horned beetle of some sort, but I can’t find it in my field guide and I didn’t see it in your photo archive. The second photo is included just for scale (that’s a Canadian dime). I’d love to know what kind of beetle this is. Thanks. From Peterborough, Ontario

Number 6275 This is a red-shouldered pine borer, Stictoleptura canadensis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae; subfamily Lepturinae) – Click here for an image.