Subject: FLATHEADED HARDWOOD BORER (NH)
Location: New Hampton, NH
July 7, 2012 11:21 am
Found this guy in New Hampshire yesterday. Was unsure what it was until I just saw the other post from Maine. Amazing colors, especially the copper legs and antennae. My 9yo daughter and I have come across many insects but this is the first time we have seen this type of beetle. (he’s playing possum in the second picture) By the way we love your site, keep up the great work.
Signature: Ken & Emma
We agree that this is a Flatheaded Hardwood Borer, Dicerca divaricata. Your photos make it evident why this family of beetles are known as the Metallic Borer Beetles or Jewel Beetles. Thanks for the compliment.