Subject: Glittery Beetle
Geographic location of the bug: Little Cottonwood Canyon Utah
Time: 10:54 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: This beetle shimmered like glitter in the sunlight. We saw it at Tanners Flat campground in July.
How you want your letter signed: Tyson Cramer
Your beautiful beetle is one of the Metallic Borer Beetles in the family Buprestidae. It is a Golden Buprestid, Buprestis aurulenta, and here is a BugGuide image for corroboration. We have a letter in our archives regarding a Golden Buprestid that emerged from an eight year old cutting board.