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Plinthocoelium suaveolens suaveolens (eastern bumelia borer) | by Beetles in the Bush
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Plinthocoelium suaveolens suaveolens (eastern bumelia borer)

This beautiful species occurs in dolomite glades across southern Missouri, where it breeds in the roots of living gum bumelia trees (Sideroxylon lanuginosa). This individual was photographed live in a white box.

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Taken on August 31, 2011