Long-Horned Beetle

Similar Topics:
Beetle Mating

Beetle Mating

The long-horned beetle, shown here mating, is a pollinator during its adult stage. As a larva, it feeds on decaying wood.

This insect looks a bit like a bee but isn't at all related. Named for its extremely long antennae, which are often as long as its body, the long-horned beetle is a wood-boring insect while in its larval stage. Also called round-headed borers, the larvae overwinter in deciduous trees such as birch, poplar, oak and hickory, feeding on decaying wood. The adults feed on the nectar and pollen of a number of flowers, including viburnum, spirea, butterfly weed, yarrow, Queen Anne's lace, elderberry and some hydrangeas.

Next Up

Golden Tortoise Beetle

This garden curiosity can change color under stress.

Pleasing Fungus Beetle

These large beetles do their best work at night: feeding on wood-destroying fungi.

Welcome the Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle to Your Garden

This member of the ground-beetle family is considered a beneficial insect in the garden.

Ground Beetle

This fast-running beetle is a friend to gardeners.

Voracious Japanese Beetles

These little critters are a gardener’s worst nightmare, devouring more than 300 varieties of plants.

Q&A: Cucumber Beetles

Here's a tip on how to get rid of cucumber beetles.

Buzz Off: Make These Natural Herbal Insect Repellent Bundles

Try this all-natural technique to keep mosquitoes from attending your next outdoor get together.

Ordering Beneficial Bugs By Mail

Send insect pests packing with mail-order beneficial bugs.

Wheel Bug

A member of the assassin-bug family, the wheel bug is a beneficial insect.

Invite Dragonflies Into Your Garden

Inviting dragonflies into your garden can provide a lot of magic and fewer mosquitoes.

1,000+ Photos

Browse beautiful photos of our favorite outdoor spaces: decks, patios, porches and more.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.