Colorful Bug

large colorful insect
Spencer brought my attention to this bug. He was sniffing it on the patio and it was large enough that I had to take a closer look. I have never seen this bug before. The markings on it were beautiful, it was about two inches long. Both John and I admired it for a while before it was relocated to an area away from the dogs. This is the second unusual thing I have seen lately. The other was a young man popping a wheelie on his motorcycle on the public dirt road. I asked John if he has seen that before and he replied, "yes, many times, sometimes they even fall off the bike." I imagine the motorcycle rider was showing off just as this bug was for Spencer.