Insects and Spiders - native

Golden Buprestid Beetle (Buprestis aurulenta) on Mar 10, 2024

Originally reported as Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis)

Submitter has sample

Description of specimen

Please see photos. Emerald colored beetle with red/orange metallic underside- found on firewood


Thanks for the photos! No, that's not EAB. That is the Golden Buprestid (Buprestis aurulenta), that lives in dead Douglas-fir. Yes, that one is native and not invasive or pest-y.

Tom Valente
March 12, 2024, 1:09 a.m.