Insects and Spiders - native

Golden Buprestid Beetle (Buprestis aurulenta) on Aug 3, 2019

Originally reported as Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis)

Submitter has sample
EDRR Status: No Response/Action Required

Description of specimen

Bright green, metallic jewel like color on a narrow winged beetle.
Emerald Green Ash Borer? Slightly smashed


Hi Denise, good eye. Yes, you are correct. This isn't emerald ash borer, but it is a beetle in the same taxonomic family. It is the golden buprestid, a native species in Oregon. It is not considered a pest.

Thank you for using the Hotline. -Wyatt, Oregon Dept. of Forestry.

Wyatt Williams
Aug. 5, 2019, 8:01 a.m.