Western Sculptured Pine Borer
( Chalcophora angulicollis )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Chalcophora angulicollis
(LeConte ,1857 )
Common Name:Western Sculptured Pine Borer
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Coleoptera
Suborder:Polyphaga
Family:Buprestidae
Subfamily:Chrysochroinae
Tribe:Chrysochroini
Genus:Chalcophora
Taxon Code:COL00671
ITIS/TSN:809051

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Mendocino County, Mendocino County, 5401 Canyon Rd., Willits
County:Mendocino County
ECI Site#:CA23942300

RECOGNITION
Description
Fly noisily when alarmed. The only western species in the genus.
Body Length
20-33 mm.
Colors
Color1: Dark brown to black, sculptures on upper side, irridescent bronze luster, especially on underside.

BIOLOGY
Host
Larvae in Abies concolor, A. grandis, Pinus ponderosa, Pseudotsuga menziesii; adults feed on leaves.
Habitat
Coniferous forests
Range
Western North America, Alaska to California, to South Dakota and Texas
Active Period
June-July
Development
Eggs are laid on bark of large branches or trunks of conifers, especially fir (Abies), or western yellow pine (Ponderosa Pine, Pinus ponderosa). Larvae hatch and cut through to inner bark, where they form tunnels.

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Species Chalcophora angulicollis - Western Sculptured Pine Borer. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/27819). Accessed March 12, 2016. .
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