|scientific name Buprestis maculipennis |
Northern Conifer forests.
Inadequate information, expected activity of adults late June through August.
The dorsal surface is dark brown to black with yellow-orange maculation often joining into a longitudinal irrigular band. The evenly elevated elytral inter strial spaces help separate this species from similar appearing B. nutalli. The last abdomenal sternite usually has a pair of orange spots. Adult length is 10 to 15 mm.
Very little is know about this species.
In the south, these beetles feed on a variety of pines. In Alberta it is suspected to use Jack Pine.
Sporadic occurances are recorded through the boreal forest region of Canada. In Alberta the only records are from the sand dunes in northeast. Most records are from the southern (Texas to Florida) and eastern states (New Jersey and south) of the USA,
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