Wharf borer

7236.        See a few of them everyday. They like to drop down on me from the ceiling or walls. Might be coming from our windows which are old and not sealed well. Ottawa, ON. Canada

Number 7236. This looks like a wharf borer, Nacerdes melanura (Coleoptera: Oedemeridae). Their larvae feed on wet/waterlogged and decayed wood; the adult beetles appear to be pollen feeders. This a European species that now is widely distributed in North America;  Wharf Borer Detailed Information