Asian long horn beetle in MN?

Asked July 21, 2018, 5:46 PM EDT

Hi I found what I think might be an asian long horn beetle in Bloomington today. I didnt think that these beetles had made it to MN. Can you identify the species of this beetle? Attached is a picture Thanks Matt

Hennepin County Minnesota

3 Responses

It is probably a white-spotted sawyer beetle. They are similar looking but do not have as long of antennae. I can't see the top of the beetle but maybe you can look at this link and compare. https://www.mda.state.mn.us/plants/insects/alb.aspx

Someone else has also suggested that it could be a type of stink bug. https://goo.gl/images/W8wEvy

The insects in the photos are nymphs of the brown marmorated stink bug, a invasive species that feeds on many fruits and vegetables. See https://extension.psu.edu/brown-marmorated-stink-bug