November 24, 2009
Spotted this super colorful beetle and I have no idea what it is after looking for more info. Help!
Big Bend National Park
Hi again Stingrey,
This beauty is a Metallic Wood Boring Beetle or Jewel Beetle in the family Buprestidae, but we haven’t the time to scour BugGuide for an exact identification at the moment. We will contact Eric Eaton for assistance, and perhaps one of our readers will also know the answer.
We gave it a shot, and quickly found Drummond’s Blue Footed Bup, Lampetis drummondi, on BugGuide.