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metallic wood boring beetle
hes totally awesome! :)
Wow Amazing tints, and the eyes too
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!
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
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.
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
His outfit under his coat is fantastic. So glad you got him to Model it for us.
Nice action shot!
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.
exquisite colors... i like the greenish shimmer of this bug. :) nice.
great timing :)
Spotted on Nov 4, 2011 Submitted on Nov 4, 2011
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