Insects and Spiders - native

Nautical Borer (Xylotrechus nauticus) on Jun 5, 2024

Originally reported as Xylotrechus

Submitter has sample

Description of specimen

Xylotrechus Nauticus


Thank you for your report! These beetles often appear in homes emerging from firewood, sometimes wood that has been inside for months. They don't attack healthy trees (their grubs prefer dead branches). They don't lay eggs on finished wood either, and they won't damage your house. No need for an exterminator.

Tom Valente
June 6, 2024, 5:34 a.m.