The ribbed pine borer Rhagium inquisitor (Linnaeus) is a longhorn beetle that occurs around the world in the Northern Hemisphere. The larvae usually live a couple of years under the bark of dead pines. After pupating in the summer, adults emerge in the fall and overwinter inside a frass wall beneath the bark.
These appropriately named beetles have interested insect physiologists for a number of years because of their ability to withstand harsh sub-zero winters above ground (albeit somehat protected inder an inch of bark). They have a combination of anti-freeze compounds in their blood that enables them to avoid ice crystal formation at temperatures below -16 degrees C. Here are a couple of the frass wall hybernacula that I found last week near Watsonville, California.