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brass colored bug - Dicerca divaricata

brass colored bug - Dicerca divaricata
Strathroy, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada
October 17, 2009
Size: 1.5cm
I've never seen a bug like this before so I don't think it's from around here(S.W. Ontario) It has a brassy look to it, and it's tail end is shaped like a fountain pen tip. I didn't see it fly but I'm sure it can, because when it fell a bit, it's cover wings opened though it was too quick to see well underneath.

Moved from Dicerca.

Moved from ID Request.

It is a beetle, probably one of the wood-boring beetles in family Buprestidae. This is a typical look for the family. Compare

These are found all over the forested parts of North America. Their habits are more reclusive than, for example, yellowjackets and blow flies.

John's absolutely right, this is a Dicerca --
...a common buprestid ['meatllic wood borer'] in your area

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