Insects and Spiders - native

Sculptured Pine Borer (Chalcophora angulicollis) on May 18, 2023

Originally reported as Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis)

Submitter has sample

Description of specimen

Probably 1-1/2" long, dark colored with stripes.


Thank you for your report! That is not EAB. It is another member of the jewel beetle family (family Buprestidae), the Western sculptured pine borer (Chalcophora angulicollis). This is a native species.Their grubs live in dying or dead pines. They are not tree killers.
Thanks for being on the lookout!

Tom Valente
May 18, 2023, 9:51 a.m.