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Jewel Beetle



Small bright gold-colored beetle. Also known as a Metallic Wood-boring Beetle Measured abouy 3/4 inch long. The buprestidae family is among the largest of the beetles, with some 15,000 species known in 450 genera. In addition, almost 100 fossil species have been described.


Shore of Pyamtuning Lake, Andover OH, Ashtabula County, USA

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ForestDragon 5 years ago

It will probably be difficult to get a species but this looks similar to a couple of species. They are called Metallic Wood-boring Beetles here in North America.
Family Buprestidae:
Hope this helps!

injica 5 years ago

you are welcome ;) although i'm far from determine a right species ;) anyway good luck with that, maybe its name will jump out from somewhere ;)

Phil_S 5 years ago

Thank you for the ID, injica!

injica 5 years ago

buorestidae, jewel beetle

Ohio, USA

Lat: 41.59, Long: -80.53

Spotted on May 25, 2013
Submitted on Jun 19, 2013

Spotted for mission


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