Black & White Bug
July 14, 2010
These photos were taken at around 5:20PM in Northeastern Ohio (Strongsville to be exact) on July 14th.
We did a quick search of the family Buprestidae on BugGuide in an attempt to quickly identify your Metallic Wood Boring Beetle. We did not have any luck, and this will require a more thorough search. We are posting your letter to see if any of our readers can identify your Metallic Wood Boring Beetle. It appears your specimen is a female judging by the pointed ovipositor at the tail end of her abdomen.
Ed Note: Correction
Mardikavana wrote in with a comment correcting our identification. This species, Hoshihananomia octopunctata, is actually one of the Tumbling Flower Beetles and there is more information available on BugGuide.