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An uncommon species of beetle encountered only one time before in the state of Iowa. This beetle was small, metallic green with dispels which are a purple-blue color. Very "tiger beetle" looking.
Found on a sandbar on Clear Creek which runs through the northern most part of Iowa State University's campus. This area is surrounded by woods.
Found during an unusually warm spring break.
Lat: 42.03, Long: -93.65
Spotted on Mar 17, 2016
Submitted on Mar 18, 2016
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