Insects and Spiders - native

Sculptured Pine Borer (Chalcophora angulicollis) on Apr 29, 2024

Submitter has sample

Description of specimen

See photos below. Big beetle that is very tough to kill.


Thank you for your report! That is Chalcophora angulicollis, the Sculptured Pine Borer, our largest native Jewel Beetle. You don't have to kill it! Their grubs live in dead conifers. They're not tree killers.

Tom Valente
April 30, 2024, 6:15 a.m.