Insects and Spiders - native

Golden Buprestid Beetle (Buprestis aurulenta) on Mar 5, 2023

Submitter has sample

Description of specimen

Iridescent green and golden beetle. Looks like the golden buprestid.


Thank you for your report! It looks like you are correct in your identification. No, there is no need for pest control. The Golden Buprestid's grubs feed in dead conifers. They won't harm your house, and they're not tree killers.

Thanks for being on the lookout!

Tom Valente
March 6, 2023, 8:07 a.m.