Insects and Spiders - native

Trachykele blondeli blondeli on Jun 28, 2020

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EDRR Status: No Response/Action Required

Description of specimen

Glittery emerald green beetle. Some say it’s the Emerald Ash Beetle.

Commentary

Dear Gwen, you are very lucky to have spotted this metallic wood boring insect. It is not an Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), but the native buprestid Trachykele blondeli blondeli. They are rarely seen, according to my buprestid expert. They attack juniper. Thank you, Helmuth Rogg, Oregon Department of Agriculture

Helmuth Rogg
June 29, 2020, 8:49 a.m.