Wild Florida Photo - Acmaeodera pulchella - Flat-headed bald cypress borer

Acmaeodera pulchella

Flat-headed bald cypress borer
Flat-headed baldcypress sapwood beetle

Florida native

Polk Co. FL 05/20/12
Polk Co. FL 05/20/12

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Found throughout Florida and ranging through much of the eastern United States except New England past Pennsylvania> Found in Ontario.
This is one of the wasp mimics as are many species of this genus.


Acmaeodera pulchella is a member of the Buprestidae - Metallic Wood-boring Beetles family.

For more information on this species, visit the following link:
Bugguide.net page for this species

Date record last modified: Nov 08, 2021

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