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Jewel Beetle

Buprestis sulcicollis


About 15 millimeters in body length, mostly metallic purple in color as shown.


Found in mostly hardwood forest with some conifers, in an area that had been logged heavily. Map location is approximate. Location is near "Gate 30" of Quabbin Reservoir.


This is the first or second state record for Massachusetts.

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New Salem, Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Jul 4, 2009
Submitted on Jan 30, 2014

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