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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
Spotted on Aug 19, 2012
Submitted on Sep 3, 2012
and 8 other people favorited this spotting
Thank you Mayra!
Thank you so much YukoChartraw!
Cool spotting! And congrats on your 1,000th! :-)
Thank you Antonio and asergio!
Thanks Fyn Kynd!
Awesome spotting and congrats!
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
Thank you NuwanChathuranga! :)
Congratulations on your spotting #1000
Thank you Leana Lahom-Cristobal!
Thank you so much Mark Ridgway!
Congratulations on your 1000th! Great beetle and super nice shots!
Fabulous 1000th misako. Well done.
Thank you Emma!
Thank you Cindy!
Congratulations on #1000! Beautiful beetle and series too.
Thank you so much martinl!
These certainly deserve the name of Jewel beetle. This is a gorgeous specimen. Thank you and congratulations misako for your 1000 spottings.