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Red-necked Cane Borer

Agrilus ruficollis


Small beetle with black elytra (wing covers), a metallic red protonum ("neck" area) and a black head. Larvae produce galls on raspberry/blackberry plants as well as a couple of others. The area where this beetle was seen has a lot of wild blackberry plants.


Vegetation bordering temperate forest. Gardiner County Park, NY.

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West Bay Shore, New York, USA

Spotted on Jul 10, 2014
Submitted on Aug 7, 2014

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