Insects and Spiders - native

unknown on Mar 15, 2024

Originally reported as Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis)

Submitter does not have a specimen

Description of specimen

Shiny green beetle. My husband recorded it. He isn't with me right now, so I'm not able to send it.


Thank you for your report! Can you please attach the photo?

It is early in the season for EAB adults to be out. One of the native members of the Metallic Wood-boring beetle family, the Golden Buprestid (Buprestis aurulenta) is already emerging, however. These beetles are larger and less slender than EAB. They are not tree killers. Their grubs live in dead conifers.

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

Thanks for being on the lookout!

Tom Valente
March 18, 2024, 6:29 a.m.