Western Sculptured Pine Borer

Subject: North Idaho 2 Years in a Row
Location: North Idaho
June 1, 2014 12:57 pm
Have never seen this beetle before last year and spotted again this year. Long slender silver with black streak-like dots. A little over an inch long. Whats that bug?
Signature: Allen

Western Sculptured Pine Borer
Western Sculptured Pine Borer

Hi Allen,
This looks to us like a Western Sculptured Pine Borer,
Chalcophora angulicollis, and according to bugGuide:  “Eggs are laid on bark of large branches or trunks of conifers, especially fir (Abies), or Pinus ponderosa).”

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