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Jewel or metallic wood boring beetle

Sternocera basalis

Habitat:

In paddy fields

1 Species ID Suggestions

Ashish
Ashish 10 years ago
Carabidae Ground beetle
Carabus sp. Carabus


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9 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Oh... Its longer than I guessed... but nice find...!!

SuranjanMithra
SuranjanMithra 10 years ago

ashishnimkar ......i managed to get the right ID for this !!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Nice close shots.. Great Macro work...!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Flower or Chafer beetle.

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 10 years ago

What a jewel. You are real talented. Congrats!

SuranjanMithra
SuranjanMithra 10 years ago

thank you misako.hill and igCostanut.........Eric its some kind of beetle found in paddy(rice) fields here in south india, this particular one was actually on a string , caught by a little boy who was selling tender coconut water by the highway.

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 10 years ago

amazing

EricEllison
EricEllison 10 years ago

what is this gemmed creature!?

misako
misako 10 years ago

beautiful!

SuranjanMithra
Spotted by
SuranjanMithra

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Jul 23, 2011
Submitted on Nov 6, 2011

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