Jewel Beetle from Texas is Drummond's Blue Footed Bup

Colorful Beetle
November 24, 2009
Spotted this super colorful beetle and I have no idea what it is after looking for more info. Help!
Stingrey
Big Bend National Park

Unknown Jewel Beetle
Unknown Jewel Beetle

Hi again Stingrey,
This beauty is a Metallic Wood Boring Beetle or Jewel Beetle in the family Buprestidae, but we haven’t the time to scour BugGuide for an exact identification at the moment.  We will contact Eric Eaton for assistance, and perhaps one of our readers will also know the answer.

Immediate Update:
We gave it a shot, and quickly found Drummond’s Blue Footed Bup, Lampetis drummondi, on BugGuide.

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