Jewel Beetle

  • Larval duration is commonly about a year but can be up to 20 years
  • The larva eventually pupates and the adult chews a slightly oval emergence holeJewel Beetle
  • The adult beetle can chew through covering materials
  • Torpedo shaped 15 - 20 mm long
  • Short saw - toothed antennae
  • Sometimes with patches or spots on the elytra
  • Larvae can tunnel extensively and leave a thin surface covering of wood which may split and release frass
  • Frass may also be expelled from old emergence holes or be pushed out by the emerging adult

 

 

 

 Cypress Pine Jewel Beetle - Diadoxus erythrurus