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Golden Buprestid Beetle

Buprestis aurulenta


For my 1000th spotting I have the Golden Buprestid Beetle. This beetle was sitting on a mushroom on a fallen tree in Butano State Park, Pesdacdero, CA. As I was walking by a glint of green caught my eye. A beautiful jewel!


Fallen log in Butano State Park, Pesdacdero, CA.


Buprestidae is a family of beetles, known as jewel beetles or metallic wood-boring beetles because of their glossy iridescent colors. The family is among the largest of the beetles, with some 15,000 species known in 450 genera. In addition, almost 100 fossil species have been described. The larger and more spectacularly colored jewel beetles are highly prized by insect collectors. The elytra of some Buprestidae species have been traditionally used in beetlewing jewellery and decoration in certain countries in Asia, like India, Thailand and Japan. Wikipedia

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misako 11 years ago

Thank you Mayra!

MayraSpringmann 11 years ago


misako 11 years ago

Thank you so much YukoChartraw!

YukoChartraw 11 years ago

Cool spotting! And congrats on your 1,000th! :-)

misako 11 years ago

Thank you Antonio and asergio!

misako 11 years ago

Thanks Fyn Kynd!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 11 years ago

Awesome spotting and congrats!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 11 years ago

Congratulations, Misako, and welcome to the 1000 spottings tribe. That is a great achievement. I love to see how people is commited to PN.

Wow Misako,great cache and awesome spotting,perfect to the ocassion,1000th spottings is a great number,congrats and thanks for sharing such an amazing spotting page with all of us

misako 11 years ago

Thank you NuwanChathuranga! :)

NuwanChathuranga 11 years ago

Congratulations on your spotting #1000

misako 11 years ago

Thank you Leana Lahom-Cristobal!

misako 11 years ago

Thank you so much Mark Ridgway!

Congratulations on your 1000th! Great beetle and super nice shots!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

Fabulous 1000th misako. Well done.

misako 11 years ago

Thank you Emma!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago


misako 11 years ago

Thank you Cindy!

Congratulations on #1000! Beautiful beetle and series too.

misako 11 years ago

Thank you so much martinl!

MartinL 11 years ago

These certainly deserve the name of Jewel beetle. This is a gorgeous specimen. Thank you and congratulations misako for your 1000 spottings.

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Butano State Park, USA

Spotted on Aug 19, 2012
Submitted on Sep 3, 2012

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