Invasive species?
Cool website, glad I stumbled upon it. Here’s a beetle I found on the summit of Mt. Myra (5938 feet/ 1810 meters), in Strathcona Provincial Park, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. I’ve never seen a beetle like this before, and I’ve lived here all my life. I was wondering, does it really belong here??? What is it? If I recall, it was about 3/4″ long

Hi Darla,
This is a Golden Buprestid Beetle, the second example we received this week.

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