Vol 93 (1996)

Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia


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COVER: Sculptured pine borer, Chalcophora virginiensis (Drury) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Adults of this species reach 31 mm and as such are the largest of the western species of flatheaded borers. As their common name suggests, they have a uniquely sculptured dorsal surface. Their abdomen is equally remarkable with its beautiful iridescent bronze lustre, common in this family of insects. Larvae feed on dead and dying pine, fir and Douglas-fir. Pen and ink drawing by Laurie Friskie. Specimen caught near Kamloops, BC, by artist.