shiny green bug
Sat, May 23, 2009 at 7:44 PM
bit me, just wondered what it is, never seen one before
se wa state

Unknown Ground Beetle

Bark Gnawing Beetle

Dear Leona,
This is a Ground Beetle in the family Carabidae, but we are not having much luck with the species. We will contact Eric Eaton for assistance, and perhaps one of our readers will know the answer.

Correction: One of our readers wrote in with a tip that this is a Bark Gnawing Beetle in the genus Temnoscheila based on images posted to BugGuide.

Location: Washington

2 Responses to Bark Gnawing Beetle, not Ground Beetle

  1. Bugophile says:

    Hi Guys,
    Bugguide has Bark-chewing beetles in the Genus Temnoscheila that seem to match this one! Have a great day and say Hi to the Angelfish for me.

  2. mare0820 says:

    My son picked up this same bug on our hike today. However, he did not get bit. We took a picture, and it was not easy to find the type of bug online.

    I am glad you listed it.

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