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Green Buprestid - Agaeocera scintillans

Green Buprestid - Agaeocera scintillans
Pima Canyon, Santa Catalina Mts., Pima County, Arizona, USA
August 14, 2006
Size: 6-9mm
Near trail about 4000 ft. Is this a Buprestid of some sort? Would like to know if that's correct and if it can be ID'd to genus/species? 3 images

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This is another one
that I still need to photograph. I hope I find one this year

 
If you
get out after the monsoons (assuming we get them this year) I'm sure you'll get one Margarethe. If I find another, I'll record some utms and let you know.

Agaeocera scintillans Waterhouse
I thought that this was an Agaeocera but I was not sure of the species. I also sent this pic along to Rick Westcott and he IDed it has Agaeocera scintillans Waterhouse. I think there is only 3 species in this genus and 2 occur in the US. I have the Agaeocera gentilis (Horn), I'll have to post a pic of it to go along with this species.
Another definite new genus of buprestid for the guide. Great spot on this guy.

 
Thanks Joshua and to Rick
for the work and getting it ID'd. Fun to add another genus to the guide. I'll look forward to your posting of gentilis - curious to see what it looks like.

 
Bob, I just posted the third
Bob, I just posted the third species(Agaeocera gigas) of this genus. I thought you might want to see it also.

 
Thanks
for letting me know. Cool critters. Happy to have found and photographed one.

 
I am glad too.
Now I know what the three look like thanks to your photos. Keep up the good work.

Buprestid
Most definitly a buprestid but I am not 100% sure to which one. Sure is a nice one though.

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