Green, metallic beetle in Texas
Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 5:37 PM
Hi! My husband found this out in our backyard today. July heat in Waco, Texas. It was just crawling around in the grass, and hopped up onto the back porch when he called me out there to see it. Ive tried a few friends…but I get answers from Borer Beetle to Green Bug. Thanks!
Of the answers you received, Borer Beetle is correct, just not very specific. Though there are other families with wood boring beetles, Borer Beetle would generally refer to the family Buprestidae, or the family to which this Bumelia Borer, Plinthocoelium suaveolens, belongs, Cerambycidae. The Bumelia Borer according to BugGuide is found in the Central and Southeastern U.S.