Insects and Spiders - native

Golden Buprestid Beetle (Buprestis aurulenta) on May 29, 2019

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EDRR Status: No Response/Action Required

Description of specimen

bright green bug about 1/2 inch long

Commentary

Nice find. Beautiful insect. This is a native Golden buprestid, Buprestis aurulenta. It feeds on dead and dying Douglas-fir, ponderosa pine and other conifers. It can take decades to mature in dry wood. Generally not considered a pest since it doesn't kill live trees. It can cause structural damage to timbers in construction. This is a very common insect.

See this report on the Hotline for more info:
https://oregoninvasiveshotline.org/reports/detail/570

Wyatt Williams
May 31, 2019, 4:03 p.m.