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Iridescent Green Beetle - looks like a Click Beetle? - Nitidolimonius resplendens

Iridescent Green Beetle - looks like a Click Beetle? - Nitidolimonius resplendens
Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, Fairbanks North Star Borough County, Alaska, USA
July 15, 2005
Size: .75 inch
This brilliant beetle was on my car in the Summer of 2005. It was very pretty - reminded me of a Click Beetle, but I have never seen one so brilliantly colored. I walked away for a minute and it was gone. It wasn't shaped like a Tiger Beetle but the color was similar.

Moved
Moved from Ctenicera.

Thank you!
I appreciate you looking at my pretty bug and identifying it for me! (SMILE)
Barbara

closer . . .
Hi Barbara,

this one is probably a member of genus Ctenicera (in the wider sense).

regards, Boris

 
looks like C. resplendens
several spp. in Alaska, but I'll guess Ctenicera resplendens - a couple of subspecies recognized.

 
Ctenicera resplendens
I agree with Phillip. Based on comparison with the Wagner/Scott Collection.

Click Beetle
:-)

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