Anthaxia (Melanthaxia) Buprestidae

Glacier National Park, MT
June 23, 2014
Robert Niese

These tiny wood borers (9mm long) are found abundantly in flower heads throughout the summer here in Montana.

Chalcophora angulicollis “Western Sculpted Pine Borer” Buprestidae

Missoula, MT
July 10, 2014
Robert Niese

I found these massive woodborers in abundance (even on campus here at the U of MT) for a few weeks between late June and early July. They’re especially easy to identify in flight. Just listen for the miniature helicopter.

Chalcophora angulicollis “Western Sculpted Pine Borer” Buprestidae

Missoula, MT
July 10, 2014
Robert Niese

I found these massive woodborers in abundance (even on campus here at the U of MT) for a few weeks between late June and early July. They’re especially easy to identify in flight. Just listen for the miniature helicopter.