Insects and Spiders - native

Buprestis on Aug 14, 2019

Originally reported as Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis)

Submitter does not have a specimen
EDRR Status: No Response/Action Required

Description of specimen

Landed on car windshield but escaped

Commentary

Hi, Thanks for your report. This is not emerald ash borer, but another beetle in the same insect family (metallic woodboring beetles). This is a native beetle in the genus Buprestis. It is a nice picture, but because we can't see the top of the insect, it is hard to tell exactly what species it is. It is not an invasive species, however, and is generally not considered a pest, as it attacks dead and dying conifers.

Wyatt Williams
Aug. 26, 2019, 10:14 a.m.