Drab beetle with metallic abdomen
Location: 20 Mill Street Extension, Newington, CT 06111
July 13, 2011 11:16 am
I photographed it on July 11. It was about 1 inch long, rather drab brown with a few spots on the wingcases. But when I scared it, it would flicker open the wingcases to reveal a metallic bluish green abdomen. It flew away when I photographed it.
Signature: Chris Dubey
This is a Metallic Borer Beetle in the family Buprestidae, and its drab coloration and metallic green abdomen identify as a member of the genus Chrysobothris.