black long beetle with yellow design on back and head long legs and antenna

Asked March 23, 2013, 4:09 PM EDT

five of these critters have been found in my house. what are they ? Do these beetles destroy trees ? do u think they have crawled out of fire wood that came out of state ?

Will County Illinois

1 Response

Thank you for sending your question about the insects to eXtension.

Unfortunately, I've no idea at the moment what you may be dealing with. Is there any way you can send a photo of these insects to me at my email address below?

In the meantime, please check out Purdue's bulletin on Insects in Firewood: .