Subject: Gold Beetle
Location: St. Mary’s, GA
April 8, 2013 11:45 am
Curious of what kind of beetle this is. We looked online and came up with Gold Pit Oak Beetle but they are not in America. Any thoughts??
Signature: Kelly D.
This is a Metallic Borer Beetle in the family Buprestidae. We believe it might be a Sculptured Pine Borer, Chalcophora virginiensis, but we are not certain. It might be another member of the genus. It looks very close to this specimen posted to BugGuide.