Subject: Golden Buprestid – Dicerca lurida
Geographic location of the bug: Sudbury, Ontario. Canada
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
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.
Thank you for identifying this insect for me. 🙂