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beetle, Agrilus lacustris? - Agrilus lacustris

beetle, Agrilus lacustris? - Agrilus lacustris
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
May 18, 2019
Size: about 1 cm
Found in a dry portion of a wetland prairie on the SW end of Houston. Other parts of the prairie had almost a foot of water. The beetle was crawling around on a leaf of Lindheimer's Doveweed. It had been a wet spring, but recently more dry. The day of the picture there a few small showers blowing through. I believe it is the Genus Agrilus which someone else confirmed on iNaturalist. Maybe Agrilus lacustris?

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beetle, Agrilus lacustris? - Agrilus lacustris beetle, Agrilus lacustris? - Agrilus lacustris

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Moved from ID Request.

Given the images and the plan
Given the images and the plant you found it on, I believe you are correct in your ID. It is definitely not emerald ash borer.

Was it a liitle smaller than a cm
or a little larger? Unfortunately, if larger, we have received some reports of Emerald Ash Borers from Tarrant Co, Texas

 
unknown size
Not sure on the exact size, I am sort of new to the bug and nature photography and did not think to get anything in the picture for size reference. But I may be able to go back and review the original pictures in more detail to get a better estimation on size, I will check tonight. I had actually heard of the problems with the ash trees, so I was a bit more interested in an ID for this once I saw the possibility.

Also note it was very cloudy that day which I guess could make the colors look a bit more dull. But we are far from Tarrant County and the area I found it has very sparse population. Have there been any reports this far south?

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