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Jewel Beetle

Sternocera ruficornis


Beautiful jewel beetle, in metallic green and blue. The sun added some extra light, from above, so a chance for nice shots. Sternocera genus belongs to the subfamily Julodinae, and has three species in Thailand, one is the copper brown S. chrysis, the other two are green, but with a clear distinction of leg colour: S. aequisignata has greenish legs and pictured here S. ruficornis has red legs.




Reference is a study by the Department of Entomology of Kasetsart University Bangkok, performed on morphology, life cycle and food plants of this species

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JoeHartman 8 years ago

Thanks Anne Marie

Stunning photos! A beautiful beetle.

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จังหวัดอุดรธานี, Thailand

Spotted on Oct 15, 2013
Submitted on Oct 16, 2013

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