Dicerca lurida

Metallic Wood-Boring Beetle


Dicerca lurida, Metallic Wood-Boring Beetle photo

 

 

Family: Buprestidae

Subfamily: Chrysochroinae

Length: 12-20 mm

 

This species breeds in a variety of hardwoods, including Hickory species.

Adults are most commonly encountered on warm afternoons in April and May, when they are sunning on tree trunks or logs.

While the life history is imperfectly known, it appears to take at least three years for beetles in this genus to pass through the larval stages, pupate, and reproduce.

Image of the face of Dicerca lurida, Metallic Wood-Boring Beetle

 

 

Left: A view of the "face" of Dicerca lurida. The color of this species ranges from brassy greenish to dark coppery.

Another Dicerca found on this web site is Dicerca divaricata.

Lateral view, Dicerca lurida, Metallic Wood-Boring Beetle

 

Right: Lateral view of Dicerca lurida on a tree trunk.

Dicerca lurida range map

Dicerca lurida range map

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