Insects and Spiders - native

Pine Sawyer Beetle (Ergates spiculatus) on Aug 19, 2020

Submitter has sample
EDRR Status: No Response/Action Required

Description of specimen

dead and dry large beetle in the center of a cement pathway. Long antennae, squared off wings, size of a standard Bic lighter.
Underside topside

Commentary

This is the ponderous borer (Ergates spiculatus) which is native and widely present across the state and may have traveled or hitchhiked to your area. They are not pests of concern for hardwoods nor conifers:
https://www.oregon.gov/odf/Documents/forestbenefits/Woodboringbeetles.pdf

Christine Buhl
Aug. 25, 2020, 4:50 p.m.