The larva of this long horned beetle feed under the bark of Douglas-fir. It is found through western North America -and despite the name that sounds quite pest-like, apparently it is not. The scientific name is Centrodera spurca. There you have it. If anyone knows any juicy tid bits about this relatively common showy beetle, please share!
Two biologists on a beautiful property armed with cameras, smart phones and a marginal knowledge of websites took up the challenge of documenting one species a day on that property. Join along! Posts and photographs by Leah Ramsay and David Fraser (unless otherwise stated; started January 1, 2014.