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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.
Spotted on Mar 17, 2016
Submitted on Mar 18, 2016
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