The Painted Jewel Beetle is an exotic introduced pest. The body is brown and shiny, with four yellow spots on each of the elytra (hardened front wings). The first spot is the smallest and the third spot is the biggest. The shape of spots is highly variable, and spots may converge or split into smaller spots can be extremely variable.
Flat Headed Woodborer, Metallic Woodborer, Painted Borer
Body length is 13mm - 20mm and three times as long as it is wide.
The Painted Jewel Beetle is a minor pest of timber, and feeds mainly on dead woody tissue. It may attack severely stressed trees. Larvae live in the trunks of pine trees or in cut pine logs.
|Common Name:||Painted Jewel Beetle|