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jewel beetle

Description:

metallic wood boring beetle

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16 Comments

KdonGalay
KdonGalay 7 years ago

Thanks joshua

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 7 years ago

hes totally awesome! :)

KdonGalay
KdonGalay 7 years ago

thanks AndreNonotthatAndretheotheroneSmith

Wow Amazing tints, and the eyes too

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

No problem Kdon! I thought you knew the identity. I was trying to make a little dent in the very long list of "unknowns" by encouraging users to complete the details where known!

KdonGalay
KdonGalay 8 years ago

hi Karen, in as much that i love to identify the specie without discrepancy, i just can't help but to leave it blank as i am not finely adept with arthropods. i could only speak for birds in the philippines in some level. sorry karen....or i would find someone from Haribon Foundation to identify it

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Hi Kdon! Where you know the common name of the species, please could you look up & add the scientific name - it is very easy to do on a Google search. That takes the spotting out of the "unknown" list. We would also appreciate it if you could add a reference link & complete some info in the details field for your spottings.

KdonGalay
KdonGalay 8 years ago

thanks guys, sure we are all fascinated with the metallic coloration of this creature. take a closer look to the luminous light green color, it is actually in powdery form, it can easily be transferred to whatever it had firm contact with leaving nearly glow-in-the-dark traces. thanks also S Frazier for the ID, now i've change the name to generic one, be left until later after being dealt with proper identification

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

His outfit under his coat is fantastic. So glad you got him to Model it for us.

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Nice action shot!

EricEllison
EricEllison 8 years ago

great color

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

I think "maybe" from the metallic wood boring beetles, family Buprestidae. Here's an example of one member http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/694... from not so far away.

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 8 years ago

exquisite colors... i like the greenish shimmer of this bug. :) nice.

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 8 years ago

great timing :)

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 8 years ago

Incredible colours!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Fantastic Spotting.

KdonGalay
Spotted by
KdonGalay

Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 4, 2011
Submitted on Nov 4, 2011

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