Metallic Wood-boring Beetle (Acmaeodera pulchella)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Metallic Wood-boring Beetle (Acmaeodera pulchella)

Common names: Flat-headed Bald Cypress Sapwood Borer
Yellow-marked Buprestid beetle

adults found on maple, persimmon, oak, and a variety of flowers (bugguide)


Larval host: Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.), Locust (Gleditsia spp.), BALD-CYPRESS (Taxodium spp.) source:

Larval host: Yucca sp. and Eriocaulon sp.

Shown on Florida Native Plant: BLACKEYED SUSAN (Rudbeckia hirta)



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