Metallic Wood-boring Beetles (Chrysobothris chrysoela chrysoela)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Metallic Wood-boring Beetles (Chrysobothris chrysoela chrysoela)

Family Buprestidae; Subfamily Buprestinae. Sometimes referred to as “jewel” beetles

This species is native to Florida. May be found in dying trees and consumes dead or dying branches.
May use Sycamore as breeding location.

Learn: http://blog.insectmuseum.org/?p=746

Shown on a Florida Native Plant Chickasaw Plum (Prunus spp.)

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