Insects and Spiders - native

Jewel Beetles, species unknown (Buprestis spp.) on Aug 22, 2022

Originally reported as A metallic wood-boring beetle (Agrilus cyanescens)

Submitter does not have a specimen

Description of specimen

iridescent beetle small

Commentary

Thank you for your report! This is not EAB. It's a native member of the Metallic Wood-boring beetle family in the genus Buprestis. These beetles are larger and less slender than EAB. They are not tree killers.

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 other Oregon insects that could be mistaken for EAB

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

Thanks for being on the lookout!

Tom Valente
Aug. 23, 2022, 9:17 a.m.