Location: southern BC, Canada
June 1, 2015 2:24 pm
I am sending 2 pictures of 2 different beetles I have found in the last 2 days. The turquoise/yellow obe was on my peonies and the other one was in the grass.
Your second beetle in the grass is a Golden Buprestid, a species well documented in the Pacific Northwest, and a member of the family commonly called the Jewel Beetles. One of our favorite Golden Buprestid postings is of an individual that emerged from an eight year old cutting board. We will be postdating your second beetle to go live later in June while we are away from the office.