Insects and Spiders - native

Yellow Douglas-fir borer (Centrodera spurca) on Oct 24, 2023

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Description of specimen

The body of the insect was at least an inch long, longer with the antennae. Light brown in color, and on top of the body there was a black dot on either side. See attached picture.


Thank you for your report! Yellow Douglas-fir borer (Centrodera spurca) does not attack living trees. Their grubs live in recently dead Douglas-firs. They are not considered pests.

Tom Valente
Oct. 25, 2023, 2:42 a.m.