Insects and Spiders - native

Sculptured Pine Borer (Chalcophora angulicollis) on May 14, 2024

Originally reported as A metallic wood-boring beetle (Agrilus cyanescens)

Submitter does not have a specimen

Description of specimen

Inch long shiny beetle looks like it was metal


Thank you for your report! No! You didn't need to kill it! That IS one of the metallic wood-boring beetles, our largest native one, the Sculptured pine borer, Chalcophora anguilicollis. They are not tree-killers and they're not considered pests.

Tom Valente
May 15, 2024, 9:38 a.m.