Subject: Pretty beetle
Location: New York
May 20, 2016 5:05 am
I had never seen this bug before. Can you identify it for me. Thank you
Signature: Melissa Mandeville
This is one of the Metallic Borer Beetles or Jewel Beetles in the family Buprestidae. We have identified it as the Eastern Poplar Buprestid, Poecilonota cyanipes, thanks to BugGuide images. According to BugGuide larvae bore in poplar, locust and willow trees.