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Beautiful metallic yellow iridescent coleoptera. About 4 inches. Normally these are metallic green, newly emerged adults will have a coating of yellow wax dust, which obscures their metallic colors until worn off. This wax is only secreted once and often mistaken for pollen.
One of the largest of the buprestid beetles. Thanks Scott Frazier for the info! http://www.godofinsects.com/index.php/mu...
Spotted on Oct 7, 2013
Submitted on Oct 7, 2013
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