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Metallic borer beetle

Buprestis splendens


It's aptly named, so splendid ...

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

No more comments....all are in same family Buprestidae

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

Noe and Pilli
Take a look at
I think its Dicerca tenebrica
See the Neck area where wings joined and end of wings where is little curve.

ecoherence 12 years ago

Thanks Noe and Pili,
I was shure it's Buprestidae family, but your right it's not at all a tenebrica, it's too beautiful ;-) and with the normal distribution of this specie i this also that is a Buprestis splendens...
Take care

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 12 years ago

I think it could be a Buprestis splendens. Take a look:

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

Metallic borer beetle(Dicerca tenebrica)

Spotted by

Gilette, Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Jun 8, 2010
Submitted on Jun 25, 2011

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