Trouble in Black and White
Sporting shiny black wings with white spots and long black-and-white banded antennae, the Asian longhorned beetle could be coming soon to trees in your neighborhood. Imported accidentally from China in wood packing material, it has been found by vigilant members of the public in Illinois, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. The beetle is about 1 - 1 ½ inches long and is most likely to be spotted in summer to early fall. Often it even has blue feet.
Image courtesy of Melody Keena, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org