Shiny Aqua Bug
This beautiful bug landed on my leg today and I have no clue what it is! It is shiny aqua-blue-green, kind of like a peacock feather with a copper stripe down its back and it is copper-red on the underside. about a centimeter long with 6 legs and WINGS! his “shell” (or wings?) is very hard he made a “plinking” noise when he fell to the bottom of the cup he is currently in! his “shell” (or wings?) also has lengthwise grooves in the blue part. i hope he shows up OK in this photo. let me know what you think! Thanks,
This gorgeous beetle is a Golden Buprestid, Buprestis aurulenta. Most of our images come from the Pacific Northwest, but you did not indicate where you are located.