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Unnamed spotting

Description:

Colourful thorax and body, glistens in sunlight. Very tiny beetle.

Habitat:

Found enveloped amongst a spider web at work



2 Species ID Suggestions

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 7 years ago
Metallic wood-boring beetle
Family Buprestidae Buprestidae


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5 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

:-))) ... Thanks, Jack!

harsuame
harsuame 7 years ago

Bello insecto

oxyjack
oxyjack 7 years ago

It's range extends northward up to BC too.

oxyjack
oxyjack 7 years ago

It is definitely Buprestis aurulenta, a rather common Buprestid in forested areas of California and Oregon.

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

This one is probably the same one:
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/59577509
The ID of Green pubescent ground beetle, Chlaenius sericeus, for this one is in my opinion wrong.
I think it might be Buprestis aurulenta, but somebody has to confirm that.

JamieBye
Spotted by
JamieBye

British Columbia, Canada

Lat: 48.57, Long: -123.41

Spotted on Apr 14, 2012
Submitted on Apr 15, 2012

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