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Jewel Beetle

Buprestidae

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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


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4 Comments

ForestDragon
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: http://bugguide.net/node/view/162/bgpage...
Hope this helps!

injica
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
Phil_S 5 years ago

Thank you for the ID, injica!

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

Reference

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