Insects and Spiders - native

Neoclytus conjunctus on Feb 27, 2020

Originally reported as Buprestis

Submitter has sample
EDRR Status: No Response/Action Required

Description of specimen

Golden spotted oak borer beetle?Agrilus auroguttatus

Commentary

Dear Jillian, thank you for the submission. Luckily, this is not an invasive oak borer, but a species of a different family, Cerambycidae, likely a species from the genus Xylotrechus, maybe Xylotrechus longitarsis. I will confirm with my taxonomists later this week. Thank you, Helmuth Rogg, Oregon Department of Agriculture

Helmuth Rogg
March 2, 2020, 2:01 p.m.

I was wrong with my initial ID. Here is the correct ID: Neoclytus conjunctus, it is a native species of the family Cerambycidae that also attacks oak. Thank you

Helmuth Rogg
March 5, 2020, 7:57 a.m.