One of the cool critters we have encountered during our Ecology class is the locust borer, a terrifically striped member of the longhorned beetle family. We saw it right where this article said we might.
“Adults emerge about the time goldenrod blooms, in late summer or early fall, and are frequently observed feeding on the pollen of goldenrod and other flowers during the morning hours.”
– Utah State University Cooperative Extension (full article)
This is one of many “associations” between two of many living organisms found in the Palouse. Both the goldenrod and the borer are found throughout the United States and southern Canada.