12 thoughts on “Help! Can you identify this insect?

  1. The Agrilus looks very close to Agrilus (Uragrilus) ater in Europe. The colour differ, but the white pattern is almost similar. Agrilus ater also lives in Populus and Salix.

  2. The non-Buprestid appears to be an Encyrtid wasp. This looks like one of the wasps that parasitize the eggs of certain stink bugs.

    • Subsequent research revealed that the BugGuide specimen is mislabeled. True Agrilus impexus is found in the Great Plains, while the southwest material was redescribed recently as A. paraimpexus Hespenheide. I presume the two are similar in appearance, so I’m gonna stick with my guess of Agrilus impexus.


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