ant, bee and grasshopper all in one

Asked June 13, 2013, 9:17 AM EDT

I have a bug problem. Its a little bigger then an ant and its got black and yellow stripes (even on the wings) and it has legs like a grasshopper... what is it?

Orleans County New York

1 Response

It sounds like a locust borer. http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/fidls/locust/locust.htm
Check with your local forest ranger to see whether control is necessary. You can find their them at this website. http://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/state-level.php?ny Have a good weekend.
Gary