Found this guy near the bark

It had a hole bored right through the wood, and I am assuming its larvae ate itself out of the casing of this fellow’s body since you can see the exit hole from the main exoskeletal shell of this thing.

"I've seen these type of core-chewing bugs before."
“I’ve seen these type of core-chewing bugs before.”

It also had a soft-wing coming from underneath its exterior hardshell its butt-plate which I dislodged when inspecting it.  Notice the fine dust they leave behind, which can cement and form patterns on extremely weathered and dried specimens.

This beetle had an iridescent gold and copper shiny underside.

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20150108 115124
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