Insects and Spiders - native

Trachykele blondeli on Dec 21, 2020

Originally reported as Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis)

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

Description of specimen

It’s a jewel bug and it looks just like an emerald ash borer

Commentary

Dear Nicole,
great observation. Yes, it is a jewel bug, but, fortunately, it is NOT the invasive Emerald Ash Borer. The specimen the young "entomologist" is holding is actually a native jewel bug. So, great work. Thank you, Helmuth Rogg

Helmuth Rogg
Dec. 21, 2020, 3:51 p.m.

So, I got an identification from my senior taxonomist: Western cedar pole borer,Trachykele blondeli blondeli Marseul.

Helmuth Rogg
Dec. 22, 2020, 10:58 a.m.