Subject: Jewel Beetle
Location: Augusta, GA, NA
May 21, 2017 3:12 pm
Can you tell me what kind of beetle this is and where is it from?
This Jewel Beetle is a Red Legged Buprestis, Buprestis rufipes. According to Beetles of Eastern North America: “Adults are active in spring and summer. Larvae develop in deciduous hardwoods” including honeylocust, beech, maple, hickory, tulip tree and slippery elm.