Jewel Beetle

Subject:  Golden Buprestid – Dicerca lurida
Geographic location of the bug:  Sudbury, Ontario.  Canada
Date: 06/07/2018
Time: 05:24 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  This bug looks like a typical Golden Buprestid – Dicerca lurida, but at the back end of the bug, it’s red and narrow, unlike any pictures i have found.  I can tell it’s related, but is it the same? or what would it be called?
How you want your letter signed:  Shawna

Jewel Beetle: Dicerca caudata

Dear Shawna,
You are correct that this is a relative of the Golden Buprestid, and members of the Metallic Leaf Borer Beetle family Buprestidae are frequently called Jewel Beetles.  Your individual is a member of the genus
Dicerca, and we feel relatively confident that your individual is Dicerca caudata, a species pictured on BugGuide with no common name.

Jewel Beetle: Dicerca caudata

Thank you for identifying this insect for me. 🙂

Jewel Beetle: Dicerca caudata
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