metallic wood-boring beetle

metallic wood-boring beetle

6048    Beetle found on a hot day early June, Barrie, Ontario, very good flyer, shimmery copper belly.   Carolyn

This is a metallic wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), possibly in the genus Chalcophora; see https://tinyurl.com/ybeug8rl for an example. Larvae of these beetles are known as flat-headed wood borers, and make characteristic oval-shaped tunnels in wood. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.   Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.