Longhorned Beetle
Monochamus scutellatus
"White-spotted Sawyer"


This large White-spotted Sawyer came flying in like a bomber and landed on my car in Brighton,
Utah. Larvae of these beetles feed on dead or freshly cut conifers and the mature beetle feeds on bark
and needles of living conifers.  According to the Department of Agriculture, wounds caused by the
adult can introduce disease which can eventually kill the trees.  Carol Davis

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