Subject: jewel beetle?
Geographic location of the bug: San Jose del Cabo, BCS, Mexico
Time: 05:09 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Can you please identify this beetle? It’s about 1.5 inches long
How you want your letter signed: Mike Hubbard
While this is NOT a Jewel Beetle in the family Buprestidae, it is a beetle with a jewel mentioned in its common name. It is a Ruby Click Beetle, Chalcolepidius rubripennis. The Ruby Click Beetle is well represented on iNaturalist.