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Jewel beetle. Escarabajo joya

Buprestis octoguttata

Description:

These beetles have a beautiful metallic luster, with green and blue iridescence, and large light yellow spots lined up on the elytra, highly visible on the inner edge. The larvae are xylophagous and excavate galleries inside the wood of various species, preferably pines.

Habitat:

In an area of pine trees, near the houses.

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eulalia rubio
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eulalia rubio

Murcia, Región de Murcia, Spain

Spotted on Aug 2, 2021
Submitted on Aug 2, 2021

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