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golden looking flying beetle
Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 6:55 AM
found this outside this morning…we are in upstate ny…may not be able to see in the photo but he is very iridescent gold and silver. very curious to know what it is.
thanks!
kyle and jaimy
olivebridge, ny 12461

Sculptured Pine Borer

Sculptured Pine Borer

Dear kyle and jaimy,
This is one of the Metallic Wood Borers in the family Burprestidae, more specifically, a Sculptured Pine Borer in the genus Chalcophora, and we believe it is a Northeastern Sculptured Pine Borer, Chalcophora liberta, though it may be Chalcophora virginiensis, the Sculptured Pine Borer.  Both species are represented on BugGuideBugGuide indicates this information concerning the geographic range of the different members of the genus:  “C. angulicollis is widespread in west. C. fortis is found in northeastern, north-central United states and Canada. C. georgiana is found in Georgia, Mississippi. C. liberta is found in northeastern and north-central United States and Canada. C. virginiensis is widespread in Eastern United States and Canada. “

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