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Buprestid Beetle - Buprestis aurulenta

Buprestid Beetle - Buprestis aurulenta
5 mi. south of Port Angeles, ~2,000 ft. elevation, Clallam County, Washington, USA
July 26, 2008
Size: 1.8 cm
We see these buprestids every year around our house, but they're not common here. This one is on a deck railing.

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BBC Wildlife
For what it's worth, this image was used (with permission, credit and a small payment) in the November 2015 issue of BBC Wildlife magazine, in a Q&A about the insect with the longest larval stage.
They cite Canadian builders who found active larvae in a 51-year-old board.

Haggard and Haggard
Peter Haggard's photo of Buprestis aurulenta on page 30 of Insects of the Pacific Northwest looks like a good match too.



Moved from Beetles.

All I can say is WOW!
All I can say is WOW!

nice find
It's a real beauty!


Buprestis aurulenta, perhaps?
Looks good to me. I'll wait to move it, in case anyone else weighs in.

I second the motion
I did a report on these beauties last year for my Forest Health class in college. And I found one just the other day, so beautiful!

I agree with Buprestis aurulenta!

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