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Buprestid beetle

Family Buprestidae

Notes:

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. (Wikipedia)

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5 Comments

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 11 years ago

I'll check it, thank you.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 11 years ago

mmm, this looks more like a Fungus beetle (Erotylidae)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 11 years ago

Thank you Gerardo and Lois.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 11 years ago

Wow fantastic :)

LoisStacey
LoisStacey 11 years ago

Very cool!

Sergio Monteiro
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Sergio Monteiro

Curitiba, Paran√°, Brazil

Spotted on Sep 11, 2012
Submitted on Sep 11, 2012

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