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Buprestid sp. - Agrilus planipennis

Buprestid sp. - Agrilus planipennis
Lyons Woods Forest Preserve, Lake County, Illinois, USA
June 26, 2014

Moved from ID Request.

Maybe a Red-necked Cane Borer - Agrilus ruficollis

a nastier invader, in fact
not rednecky enough )))

Unfortunately. I'll have to let the Forest Preserve people know!

i'm sure they know, this thing is everywhere

Ha ha
Thanks V. I thought that it might just be an image that was a just a little bit dark.

that r-n thing has a very contrasting pronotum...
...and blackish elytra with no metallic luster

I'm always learning! :)

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