Black and White Beetle
November 4, 2009
I have been trying to identify this beetle. It is black and white (off white/beige), with 6 legs and 2 black antennae. It has wings, although I havent seen it attempt to fly. It also has a bronze metallic sheen to its underbelly. Any Ideas?
Your lovely beetle is a Southern Sculptured Pine Borer, Chalcophora georgiana. You can see images on BugGuide for comparison. It might also be a Sculptured Pine Borer, Chalcophora virginiensis, which is also pictured on BugGuide.