Insect ID

Asked August 22, 2017, 10:18 AM EDT

Can you identify this insect. Sorry didn't get good view of front end. Could it be an instar of emerald ash borer? It was on a blueberry bush.

Anne Arundel County Maryland

3 Responses

We viewed your photo. There were not enough identifying features to accurately identify the insect. It does not look an emerald ash borer. It looks like a type of beetle that may be infected with a fungus.


Is it possible could be a "long-legged fly" as reviewed by Paula S. in your 8/25 tpm/ipm report? There were several at least similar with wings, but note she sized at 1/4" which think is half of mine,

Our entomologist says it is not a long legged fly. She still thinks it's a beetle with a heavy load of fungus.