The Taxonomic Breakdown is the scientific way to categorize a partocular insect species from its largest group (Animalia) to its smallest (variable). The Genus and Species categorizations taken together make up the species' scientific name shown above, in this case Desmocerus palliatus.
Antenna: Antenna are noticeably apparent on this insect.
Indoors: Can be found indoors; inside dwellings.
Outdoors: Typically found across the great outdoors.
Six-Legged: Six legs are common to this insect.
Winged: Has wings to hop or fly over distance.
The Elderberry Borer Beetle is also known by these other names:
Elder Borer Beetle
The Elderberry Borer Beetle has been identified by site users by the following descriptors:
blue   green   yellow   black   six-legged   outdoors   indoors   winged   wings   flying   antenna   large
The general likelihood of encountering this insect based on a given month of the year in the state of Tennessee. Generally, the best sighting months are June through August with peak occurring in July.
Below is a representation of the 'smallest-small' and 'largest-large' sizes commonly associated with the Elderberry Borer Beetle. Due to monitor differences, sizes may not be exact on your particular screen. Conversions to millimeters are provided for convenience.
0.71 inches (18 mm)
1.06 inches (27 mm)
Below you will find the colors most commonly associated with the Elderberry Borer Beetle. Both Primary and Secondary colors are represented in the showcase. Due to monitor differences, colors may not be exact representations.
The Elderberry Borer Beetle can be found in the following Tennessee counties:
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