Unknown Bug Found In Maine
Location: Brewer, Maine
July 17, 2011 9:54 pm
I searched for the identity of this bug but came up empty. I found it at a local park under a Maple tree in Brewer, Maine on Monday July 6th. I have not seen one like this & have lived in Maine for over 38 yrs. After asking several people, no one seems to know what it is at all. Could you please help? Thank you in advance!
This is one of the Pine Borers in the genus Chalcophora. The species with the most northern range is Chalcophora fortis, which may be seen on BugGuide, though it might also be the Sculptured Pine Borer, Chalcophora virginiensis, which is probably the most common member of the genus and which is also profiled on Bugguide.