When I was out doing field work last summer, I came across tons of these little jewel beetles (or metallic wood-boring beetles, depending on who you talk to – they’re beetles in the family Buprestidae):
I think they are absolutely beautiful! And you can’t beat a good mid-week bug porn photo either. :)
PS: Anyone know which buprestids they are? Maybe Acmaeodera? I haven’t tried to ID them yet, so you’d save me some time I don’t have if you know.
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