Life as a Sawyer
Again, on one of my photographic adventures through the wilderness surrounding my cottage in Northern Ontario I came across a spectacular insect. The white-spotted sawyer (Monochamus scutellatus) is an important wood-boring insect in North America.
These photos portray an adult male
As it is still June many Sawyers have and will be laying eggs. In the northern part of its range, the white-spotted sawyer requires almost 2 years to complete its life cycle. So the eggs, then larvae will not emerge as the above adult for another two years, which in terms of insect lifespan is quite long. Have you ever seen this insect or have you ever been confused if it was an Asian Long-Horned beetle? I would be glad to hear your input.
Posted on June 24, 2012, in Nature, Photography and tagged Canada, Canadian Shield, Cottage, growth, Insects, Kawarthas, nature, Ontario, park, Photography, Shoreline. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.