Location: san diego CA
April 1, 2014 8:34 pm
can you identify this guy? very pretty beetle, about 1 in long. iridescent and had a green back under the wings when it flew off. found mar 31 in san diego, ca. curious as i am always looking at bugs in my neighborhood and have never seen this one before. any help much appreciated
This is a Metallic Borer Beetle or Jewel Beetle in the family Buprestidae, and we believe it may be Dicerca hornii based on the photos and range listed on BugGuide.