Subject: Jewel Beetle
Location: Augusta, GA, NA
May 21, 2017 3:12 pm
Can you tell me what kind of beetle this is and where is it from?
Signature: CJC

Red Legged Buprestis

Dear CJC,
This Jewel Beetle is a Red Legged Buprestis,
Buprestis rufipes.  According to Beetles of Eastern North America:  “Adults are active in spring and summer.  Larvae develop in deciduous hardwoods” including honeylocust, beech, maple, hickory, tulip tree and slippery elm.

Location: Augusta, Georgia

One Response to Red Legged Buprestis

  1. James Brewer says:

    Red-Legged Buprestis sighted in Littlestown, Adams County, Pennsylvania

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