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Red-legged Buprestis (?)

Buprestis rufipes


Medium sized Metallic Wood Boring beetle. This is the first time the species has been found in the state (as far as I can tell.) This specimen also has abnormal markings which may suggest a new subspecies. Found on Iowa State University's campus.


Mixed woodlands.


Specimen was collected and will be brought to the entomology department on campus for further identification.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Wow... a gem. Nice series.

LuckyLogan 6 years ago

bayucca- the servers for bugguide are about 2 blocks down the street from where this was found. ;)

Sckel - Thanks!

Sckel 6 years ago

wow wonderful logan

bayucca 6 years ago

Lucky guy! Cannot imagine another one. Ask the guys on the campus, since bugguide is located/hosted by the ISU!! They definitely should confirm it. So you actually are right at the right place ;-)...

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Ames, Iowa, USA

Spotted on Aug 29, 2015
Submitted on Aug 30, 2015

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