The locust borer beetle is native to North America. It attacks only black locust trees of the genus Robinia, which originally grew only in the Allegheny and Ozark mountain regions. Locust borer larvae tunnel into a tree’s trunk and branches, weakening the tree and making it susceptible to wind breakage. The brightly colored adults appear when goldenrod is in bloom, generally mid-August through October. I captured this one in my backyard in Rockaway, NJ. I used a Nikon Coolpix L110 digital camera.

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I’ve always appreciated nature, but I didn’t show interest in photography until digital started to come into it’s own. I had many cheap cameras over the years, but when I got the Nikon D3100 for my birthday last year, I really started to realize what photography was all about. I’ve had such a blast learning on the go over the past 10 months. I’ve gotten shots that I could have only dreamed of a year ago. I hope you all enjoy my photos, and by all means, BUY SOMETHING! =)

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  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettabout 4 years ago

    Lovely photo William. So clear and beautiful colors. Brenda

  • Thanks Brenda. It’s always great to hear from you. :)

    – William Brennan

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoabout 4 years ago

  • You’re welcome Janice. :)

    – William Brennan

  • icesrun
    icesrunabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture!!

  • Thank you. :)

    – William Brennan

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • D R Moore
    D R Mooreabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks for the feature my friend! :)

    – William Brennan

  • Matt Jones
    Matt Jonesabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature.

  • Thanks Matt. :)

    – William Brennan

  • linsads
    linsadsabout 4 years ago

    congratulations on your feature! great work :o))

  • Thanks so much. :)

    – William Brennan

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