Insects and Spiders - non-native

Tanbark borer (Phymatodes testaceus) on Jun 15, 2022

Submitter has sample

Description of specimen

a longhorned beetle (?)
possibly velvet longhorned beetle. not sure of ID

Commentary

Definitely not the invasive velvet longhorned beetle, Trichoferus campestris

Wyatt Williams
June 15, 2022, 10:58 a.m.

This is a European oak boring species, Phymatodes testaceus. It was first found in Oregon a little over 20 years ago (I think). I don't believe it has gotten much beyond the Portland area, yet.

Josh Vlach
June 15, 2022, 11:49 a.m.