Metallic Wood Boring Beetle: Buprestis confluenta

Subject: Cool flying beetle
Location: boyd lake state park, Loveland CO
July 13, 2014 2:26 am
This beetle flew into our truck near boyd lake in eastern colorado. It’s pretty cool looking and I wondered if it has a name
Signature: bc

Jewel Beetle:
Jewel Beetle:  Buprestis confluenta

Dear bc,
This is a Metallic Wood Boring Beetle or Jewel Beetle in the family Buprestidae, and we believe we have correctly identified it as
 Buprestis confluenta thanks to images posted to BugGuide.

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