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Coleoptera (Larva) - Chrysobothris

Coleoptera (Larva) - Chrysobothris
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
December 7, 2008
Size: ~20-24mm
Found under bark of dead maple tree.

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Hello Scott, its possible to
Hello Scott, its possible to place it back and secure the bark in place. It still could mature to an adult and then we could place the adult with the larva.

I placed it carefully..
back where I found it after I took these pics. Hopefully, it is still munching away :^)

Chrysobothris sp.
Most likely a Chrysobothris sp. using Burke's 1917 key to buprestid larvae of U.S. forests. You need a good shot of the ventral side to know for sure. The only other one it might key out as is Melanophila/Phaenops, but those genera typically don't bore into hardwoods, though there is one M. occidentalis that has been found in Quercus sp.

Moved from Beetles.

Buprestid grub
the enlarged broadened head is diagnostic


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