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Buprestid? - Agrilus planipennis

Buprestid? - Agrilus planipennis
Bullitt County, Kentucky, USA
May 19, 2018
Caught this guy just as he (she?) lifted off. Buprestid?

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Buprestid? - Agrilus planipennis Buprestid? - Agrilus planipennis

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Looks like emerald ash borer
Looks like emerald ash borer (Agrilus plannipennis). Pretty sure EAB has been found in Bullit county.

EAB, definitely.
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Buprestid
something in Agrilus, I think
striking beetle but hopefully not this one

 
Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer for sure! Definitely have these guys in our ash trees but had not seen the bug before...
Somewhat tempers the excitement I had when I caught it just lifting off!
Much like my bet on Justify in the Preakness - I won but the payoff was meh!

 
Still a cool bug to collect.
Still a cool bug to collect. I have many of them. I also have a few of the violet color morphs. There is an even rarer red morph, I don’t have any of those.

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