Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Bug ID

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This bug was flying around my room last night. I live in the Midwest of the US. I've tried searching it online but found nothing similar. Could you please help me identify this bug? It seems to have faint stripes ( don't know if you'll see them in the pics). Thank you in advance.

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Lisa,

This is a beetle, one of the longhorn borers (Cerambycidae), possible a locust borer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megacyllene_robiniae) or related species. I can't see enough detail to id beyond the general group. They are completely harmless.

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Jack DeAngelis

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I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects, insects that bite and sting, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.

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20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.

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Ph.D. in Entomology

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