6a 5th yr 9 colonies inc. 2 resource hives
3800 elevation 6a too cold for SHB. About an inch across. Clearly tries to get in but stopped by my BeeSmart robbing screen. What is this?
It flew away before I could snap a pic. However I flipped it over (no pic) and saw it had a dot on its lower abdomen. Pine weevil very possible. Looking at pictures of white pine weevil. Very close.Roll it over, I think you could have One of the many pine weevils, but can’t tell with out a pic from the under side. Really a funny insect as they will play dead.
Guess, I should have read more carefully, X. rufovillosum (Deathwatch beetle) Is still a wood bore, of course just guessing without more detail. Although if the measurements are correct ???At “an inch across” it is far too big to be any kind of bark beetle (or weevil)