Texas Bumelia Borer

Identify please
Hi there,
My 3yr old little boy is obsessed with bugs, I guess as every boy is. These are a couple of pics of a recent bug he found and captured in his bug container. The bugs actually ate the thin, metal screening and escaped before the day was over. He has also seen one that appeared to be more blue than green. Can you tell us what they are? Thank You!
Suzanne B Hayes

Hi Suzanne,
This is a Texas Bumelia Borer, Plinthocoelium suaveolens. There are several subspecies and Plinthocoelium suaveolens plicatum has a green head and thorax. We checked your telephone area code and have figured you live in Texas. The subspecies Plinthocoelium suaveolens plicatum is found in Texas.

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