Metallic wood boring beetle

6400  Not sure what type of beetle this is. Carleton Place, ON. Canada


Number 6400. This is a metallic wood boring beetle (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in the genus Dicera, Click here for an example. Their larvae often are called flat-headed wood borers because the area immediately behind their head usually is much wider and flatter than the rest of their body. Some species can be serious timber pests.