What’s this bug?
June 2, 2010
This bug was about an inch long and metallic blue, with purple, depending on how you looked at it. I can’t find what it is. Picture attached. Thanks!
We believe this is a Bark Gnawing Beetle in the genus Temnoscheila. Surprisingly, we came to that conclusion very quickly while browsing BugGuide. Despite the name, BugGuide also indicates that they are predators and states: “Larger species can inflict a painful bite if handled carelessly.“