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Metallic Wood-boring beetle - Dicerca spreta - male

Metallic Wood-boring beetle - Dicerca spreta - Male
Pearl River County, Mississippi, USA
February 14, 2011
Size: 16.3mm
Found under loose/shedding bark of living pine,appears to be something in Dicerca. Id appreciated.

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Specimen verified to be male
Specimen verified to be male Dicerca spreta.

I have only seen and ID'ed on
I have only seen and ID'ed one specimen of D. spreta. So I can't really ID this just by looking at the pics. I will just have to wait till I look at it under the scope.

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Tentative ID
It appears to be Dicerca spreta; however, apparently the only known host is blackgum. I do not think any in this group use conifers, so perhaps your find represents only an overwintering place. I am reluctant to identify any of this group from a photograph. Send me the specimen!

 
Hi Richard,Thanks for the id,I will have to find
a second specimen for you as I did have an agreement with Joshua
from quite a while back and listed on bio page than,I will find
you one im sure and concentrating on the same productive area.

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