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Subject: Dont know what this bug is!!
Location: New York
July 24, 2014 12:03 pm
Can you tell me what kind of bug this is? Found it on a shirt and I have never seen one like it!! Its about an inch long!!
Signature: Ian

Sculptured Pine Borer

Sculptured Pine Borer

Hi Ian,
This sure looks to us like a Sculptured Pine Borer,
Chalcophora virginiensis.  See BugGuide for additional information.

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Subject: Cool flying beetle
Location: boyd lake state park, Loveland CO
July 13, 2014 2:26 am
This beetle flew into our truck near boyd lake in eastern colorado. It’s pretty cool looking and I wondered if it has a name
Signature: bc

Jewel Beetle:

Jewel Beetle:  Buprestis confluenta

Dear bc,
This is a Metallic Wood Boring Beetle or Jewel Beetle in the family Buprestidae, and we believe we have correctly identified it as
 Buprestis confluenta thanks to images posted to BugGuide.

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Subject: North Idaho 2 Years in a Row
Location: North Idaho
June 1, 2014 12:57 pm
Have never seen this beetle before last year and spotted again this year. Long slender silver with black streak-like dots. A little over an inch long. Whats that bug?
Signature: Allen

Western Sculptured Pine Borer

Western Sculptured Pine Borer

Hi Allen,
This looks to us like a Western Sculptured Pine Borer,
Chalcophora angulicollis, and according to bugGuide:  “Eggs are laid on bark of large branches or trunks of conifers, especially fir (Abies), or Pinus ponderosa).”

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Subject: What is the name of this beautiful bug
Location: Naran valley, Pakistan
May 28, 2014 12:44 am
This is a bug, I saw in Naran Pakistan. Can you please tell me the name of this bug? I am attaching the image of the bug for your analysis. Please tell me if you identify the bug.
Thank you!
Zohaib.
Signature: For analysis

Jewel Beetle

Jewel Beetle

Dear Zohaib,
This is a Metallic Borer Beetle or Jewel Beetle in the family Buprestidae.  The larvae bore in the wood of trees and shrubs, and most species of Jewel Beetle have specific host plants rather than feeding indiscriminately.  We will attempt to identify your beetle to the species or at least genus level.

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Subject: Metallic boring beetle- what kind?
Location: Issaquah, Washington
May 18, 2014 2:36 pm
I think we have a metallic boring beetle here- what kind is it and what does it eat? We have 100+ year old douglas firs, western red cedars, and of course the house… This was taken in May, 2014
Signature: Athena

Western Cedar Borer

Western Cedar Borer

Hi Athena,
We believe we have correctly identified your Jewel Beetle as a Western Cedar Borer,
Trachykele blondeli, thanks to images posted on BugGuide with a comment by Eric Eaton that reads:  “This is one of the least common of buprestids.”  Though BugGuide does not offer any information, we can surmise that based on the name, the larvae feed on cedar.

Awesome, thanks! I really appreciate your help.
Take care,
-Athena

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Subject: What’s this bug?
Location: New Braunfels, TX
May 8, 2014 6:42 pm
Can you identify this bug? Found it on our back porch in New Braunfels, TX.
Signature: Thanks, Roxann

Sculptured Pine Borer

Sculptured Pine Borer

Hi Roxann,
This beauty is a Sculptured Pine Borer,
Chalcophora virginiensis, or a closely related species.

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