Metallic Borer Beetle from Sardinia

Subject: 4 cm long,speckled beetle?
Location: Sardinia,south west of Italy
October 20, 2013 5:25 am
Dear Bugman,could you identify this curious insect?
Signature: Leonardo Loru

Mediterranean Flathead Woodborer
Capnodis cariosa

Dear Leonardo,
Back in 2003, we received a photo of this Metallic Wood Boring Beetle from the family Buprestidae, and we eventually identified it
Capnodis cariosa thanks to the assistance of Mardikavana.

2 thoughts on “Metallic Borer Beetle from Sardinia”

  1. COuld this be in Montana?, i had a beatle just like this hit me in the arm driving down the road… I didnt get a picture but it sure looked like this

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