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Eastern Bumelia Borer

Plinthocoelium suaveolens suaveolens


A spotting of the eastern bumelia borer. I've done a few borers like the cottonwood borer, and per the name this beetle's larvae feeds on the roots of bumelias or bully trees. I can't find much on this species, though their color patterns vary wildly. Most are completely metallic green but they also exist in metallic bronze, red, blue, and a mixture of the four. This one has a metallic green thorax and a metallic bronze abdomen and head. Beautiful and mysterious.


Central and Eastern US down into Mexico.

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The GeoDex
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The GeoDex

Independence, Kansas, United States

Spotted on Jul 12, 2020
Submitted on Jul 12, 2020

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