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.
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.”