Saturday, June 12, 2010

Metallic Wood-boring Beetle: Lined Buprestris (Buprestis lineata)

I noticed some movement on a tree trunk as I walked past. When I looked more closely, I could see a beetle; it blended well into the bark. It flew onto the ground where it was easier to see the markings. I’ve identified it as a metallic wood-boring beetle - Lined Bupestris (Buprestis lineata) - one of the less colorful of the these beetles.

On the tree bark; it really blends into the background of the bark. Only the movement gave it away.

A close-up. It has wonderful, big eyes

On the ground. It’s easier to see the markings.
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Identification resources:

Bug Guide: Lined Buprestris (Buprestis lineata)

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