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The other day i saw this bug ,it was one that no one there ever saw before.It was a bettle or bug not sure.About 1 to 1 1/2 inches long. It had shell back with wings it look like underneath.It was a shiny blue with a orange strip across its back. It also had two antannas which look like small cone shapes pieces,one fitting into one another making up the antannas.It would be great if you could tell me what it is or where to find more on this bug.And a picture would be great to see if we will talking about the same bug.
Thanks, Kerwin
Dear Kerwin,
It sounds just like an Elder Borer. The elder borer, Desmocerus palliatus, is a striking,
bluish-purple beetle with a yellow band across the front part of its wing covers. Its head is
quite small compared to the body, having antennae which are 1/2-2/3 of the total body length
(2 cm or larger). These beetles infest all types of elder, Sa
mbucus spp., causing galls at the
base of the stem, tunnelling in and weakening of the canes, or outright death of the plants.
See if this image looks correct.

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