Subject: Strange beach beetle
Location: Mccarthy Beach Northern Minnesota
June 21, 2017 1:05 pm
Hi! I was on the beach and looked down and this insect was struggling to get out of a hole. His underside was a metallic orange and I was wondering what it was. Thanks!
We thought your Jewel Beetle was a Golden Buprestid, but that species if found west of the Rocky Mountains. We found a relative on BugGuide, Buprestis striata, that looks like a convincing match to your beetle.