Large beetle in BC
May 12, 2010
I found this in my van and took it home to take some pictures. It’s one of the larger beetles we’ve seen. We tried to find out what it was but there are so many pictures on the internet I had no idea where to start. My 4 and 7 yr old girls love bugs! I have included a picture with my thumb as reference to the size.
British Columbia Canada
Dear Bug Family,
WE are very happy to post your beautiful photo of a Western Sculptured Pine Borer, Chalcophora angulicollis. There are five members in the genus in North America, but the Western Sculptured Pine Borer is the only species west of the Rocky Mountains. You can see additional images posted to BugGuide.