Karen thought this beetle looked familiar—it’s the “cover model” on the front of the Pacific Northwest Insects book. The shine of the metallic green wing covers was muted by an overcast sky, but the bright orange on the legs still popped. These beetles are mostly active during the day and can be found in forested regions throughout the Pacific Northwest from May to September. Larvae develop in wood of true firs and Douglas Fir. Adults visit many types of flowers to feed on pollen.

Photo by: Karen Weaver on 6/20/21 in Missoula, MT