Insects and Spiders - native

unknown on Aug 5, 2022

Originally reported as Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis)

Submitter has sample

Description of specimen

Sitting on my back porch and got hit in the face with this bug. Absolutely beautiful. Definitely not native. I caught it, and have it in a cup.

Commentary

Thank you for your report! Please take a picture for confirmation. There are a number of iridescent green look-alike beetles in Oregon that are not pests. I am attaching a link to the ODA EAB webpage with some photos of Oregon insects that could be mistaken for EAB

https://www.oregon.gov/oda/programs/IPPM/SurveyTreatment/Documents/EABLookAlikes.pdf

Tom Valente
Aug. 5, 2022, 4:47 p.m.