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Buprestid Beetle Galleries This is an example of a classic zigzag gallery made by wood-boring beetle larvae in the family Buprestidae. They make these broad, shallow, meandering galleries at the outer edge of sapwood, just under the bark.<br />
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Buprestid Beetle Galleries

This is an example of a classic zigzag gallery made by wood-boring beetle larvae in the family Buprestidae. They make these broad, shallow, meandering galleries at the outer edge of sapwood, just under the bark.

Habitat: Mixed forest

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  1. That is so beautiful and a very original shot, I've never seen a photo like this. Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks! It was on a decorticated, fallen tree. I find this pattern under bark a lot too - but with piles of frass along with the beetle larvae...I'll take a shot of it next time! Posted one year ago
      1. Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
  2. Wow! Nice spotting! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Marta! Posted one year ago
  3. I love all abstraction be it man made or in the natural world...and my eye was immediately captured here. Those busy beetle larvae have made a stunning visual! Well spotted Christine and a super shot with great detail. Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Ruth. It's interesting that some species of wood boring beetles can be identified by their galleries - the shape, patter, width, frass, etc. Posted one year ago

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Uploaded Aug 21, 2018. Captured Jul 8, 2018 11:26 in 234 Main St, Saugerties, NY 12477, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/99s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm