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New bug near back light
Location: Richmond, Virginia
October 22, 2010 7:08 am
Our porch light attracts a lot of interesting bugs and most I am able to key out with the help of your website. I’ve never seen this one before. This insect is a lot deeper green and black than depicted in the pictures, but the flash washed out the colors a little. I could not see its mouth parts, and it flew off after I tried to get another picture from the side. Body length about 3/4 inch.
Signature: Stumped

Sculptured Pine Borer

Dear Stumped,
This is one of the Sculptured Pine Borers in the genus
Chalcophora, most probably Chalcophora virginiensis, which according to BugGuide is “widespread in eastern North America.”

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