Stenelytrana emarginata

What’s this bug on my patio in Canyon Lake TX?
This is a beautiful bug with a copper or bronze wing covers, but we cannot find a listing for him either in the critter book or on the WWW so far. This was shot in early evening in August, 2007, and we would like some help identifying it. It flew or crawled away a few minutes later, so the photos are all we have to go by. Thank you,
Dave Helton

Hi Dave,
What an awesome beetle this is. We believe it to be Stenelytrana emarginata or another member of the genus. There are some images on BugGuide.

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