Subject: Shiny green smooth Beetle?
Geographic location of the bug: 4 pm downtown Hillsboro, OR, May 23, 2018, sunny 90 degree day
Time: 02:47 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Trying to identify this bug/beetle and not having success. Any help would be appreciated.
How you want your letter signed: Thanks in advance
At first we thought this might be a Golden Buprestid or possibly a related species Buprestis adjecta which is pictured on BugGuide, but we will do additional research on the species.
2 thoughts on “Golden Buprestid”
Could it be one of those emerald ash beetles we are hearing about?
To the best of our knowledge, the Emerald Ash Borer has not spread further west than the Mississippi River. Based on BugGuide images, we do not believe this to be an Emerald Ash Borer.