Green Jewel Bug from India

Identify shiny blue bug in photo
May 4, 2010
I think this is a jewel bug. It was found at a height of about 1.5 m over the ground, on the leaf of a creeper. The area had lots of trees.
The bug was spotted on April 10th 2010, The winter had ended and hot summer was begining.
Evan John Philip, NISER
Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India.

Green Jewel Bug

HI Evan,
We really don’t have time to track down the species, but this appears to be a Shield Bug and some species are called Jewel Bugs.  Your photo is so gorgeous that we want to post it.  Perhaps one of our readers will have time to post a comment with a correct identification before we return.

Update:  December 7, 2016
Thanks Curious Girl for informing us that this is a Green Jewel Bug, Lampromicra senator.

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