Big bug
June 10, 2010
His body is a little over one and a half inches long, a half inch thick, and his antennas are over 2 inches. He is mostly a metallic green with faded red over on his underside and under his wings. He is hard and stiff and makes a buzzing sound when he flies. We found him at midday buzzing around our plum tree. It is early summer.
Just an answer.
Central Texas

Plinthocoelium suaveolens, a Longhorned Borer Beetle

This beautiful Longhorned Borer Beetle, Plinthocoelium suaveolens, has no common name.  Several years ago, we proposed the common name Tupelo Tree Borer based on its food plant.

Tupelo Tree Borer, a name we propose

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