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Subject: Bug in Minnesota
Location: Boulder Lake – Duluth, MN
June 29, 2015 9:17 am
Hi Bugman,
Ran across this guy late June near Boulder Lake in Duluth, mn. He flies and landed on my leg. Naturally I brushed him off and as I did, he pulled in his legs and played dead and fell to the ground. This is a good shot of the top. He had a little copper color on his belly. Any ideas?
Signature: Catie

Possibly Flathead Poplar Borer

Possibly Flat Headed Poplar Borer

Dear Catie,
This is a Metallic Borer Beetle in the family Buprestidae, and it is a member of the genus
Dicerca, possibly the Flat Headed Poplar Borer.  There is some really nice information on the University of Wisconsin Field Station site.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Duluth, Minnesota

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