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thank you Juan for the ID, and Livan for the confirmation
Agree with Juan. Also called Metallic Wood-boring Beetles. There are very similar ones in the Tribe Chrysobothrini and in the Subgenus Haplanthaxia. It's beautiful.
this is a Jewel beetle (Buprestidae)
Spotted on Jun 15, 2012 Submitted on Jun 18, 2012