Golden Buprestid

Subject: Metallic Green Beetle
Location: Gaston, Oregon
November 8, 2016 12:11 pm
I found this little guy crawling across my carpet this morning. It’s a glittery green, with copper edges. About 15mm long. It pulled in its legs and played dead when I poked at it. Found on November 8, in Gaston, Oregon; a rural area. Thanks!
Signature: Colin F

Golden Buprestid
Golden Buprestid

Dear Colin,
This beautiful beetle is a Golden Buprestid, a species with wood boring larvae.  Occasionally we receive reports of adults that emerge from milled lumber after many years.

Golden Buprestid
Golden Buprestid

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