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Golden Buprestid Jewel Beetle

Buprestis aurulenta


Metallic Wood Boring Beetle, very shiny green with golden lines at edges of wing cases. Approximately 3/4" long and 1/4" wide at midpoint.


Trees and milled lumber. Larvae bore and then emerge as adult beetles. Average lifespan is 2-5 years.


I think it thrives on fir trees, but not sure at this point in my research. It does resemble the Jeweled Ash Borer Beetle, but is significantly a different species.

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Oregon, USA

Spotted on Apr 9, 2015
Submitted on May 2, 2015

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