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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?
Thanks- Robin
Deland, Florida

Southern Sculptured Pine Borer

Southern Sculptured Pine Borer

Hi Robin,
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.

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2 Responses to Southern Sculptured Pine Borer

  1. Gloestique says:

    Wow! This is a great site! I just caught one of these today and couldn’t find anything on the web about it! This is a great place to start!

  2. Pappageorgio says:

    Better get them under control or you’ll lose your pine trees. I have these and the bore the cadmium and girdle a stressed or healthy tree.

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