Metallic Wood Boring Beetles
- Adults are boat-shaped beetles with bright colors and metallic luster.
- Strong fliers actively seek weak or injured trees to infest.
- Larvae have conspicous widening and flattening of the thorax just behind the head (flat-headed borers).
- Larval tinnels are broadely oval, about three times as broad as high
- Tunnels are tightly packed with fine frass.
- If adults happen to emerge within buildings, they will not re-infest structural timbers.