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The golden buprestid, Buprestis aurulenta Linnaeus (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), is a common wood borer of conifers in British Columbia. This beetle is most troublesome as a pest of wood in service, particularly in buildings, where its damage consists of mined timbers or boards, and exit holes cut through finished surfaces. Although the golden buprestid is common throughout much of British Columbia, it is rarely abundant enough to cause significant damage. From one to five beetles emerge from a house of average construction. Only rarely have five or more beetles been found in a single board or timber.
For more information, see the The Golden Buprestid A Wood-Boring Beetle Forest Pest Leaflet in the Canadian Forest Service bookstore.