Wood-boring Beetle (two photos)
This beautiful metallic wood-boring beetle conveniently
landed on an open plant field guide being held by my friend,
Ruth Sulik, while we were walking through the BOR site along
the river below Jordanelle Dam.
Bugs seem to like her. © Carol Davis,
This beetle feeds on decaying plants and trees as an
adult and bores through Aspen and Cottonwood as a larva.
Whitney Cranshaw and Matt Camper have written a
fine article that not only tells about the Emerald Ash
(Agrilus Plannipennis) but about many other borers including
Ruth's Buprestis confluenta.
© Carol Davis 6-23-2012
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