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Metallic woodboring beetle? - Agrilus prionurus

Metallic woodboring beetle? - Agrilus prionurus
Lake Corpus Christi, San Patricio County, Texas, USA
May 15, 2007

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Metallic woodboring beetle? - Agrilus prionurus Black metallic woodboring beetle - Agrilus prionurus

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

Agrilus prionurus
A Mexican species only just reported from south Texas last year - it breeds in soapberry trees.

 
Has been in Texas since 2003...
Ted,

This species was first found in Bastrop County, in central Texas in 2003 (probably by Stan Welso).

Info sheet from the Texas Forest Service

 
Thanks
for the ID!

 
Great
A new species for the guide!

This reminds me more of a Met
This reminds me more of a Metallic Wood-boring Beetle than a leaf hooper.

Maybe something like this
http://bugguide.net/node/view/72528/bgimage

 
You're right..
It certainly looks like a better match.

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