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Photo#1030460
Silver Buprestid - Taphrocerus

Silver Buprestid - Taphrocerus
Phildadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
October 6, 2014
Size: 1 mm

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Silver Buprestid - Taphrocerus Silver Buprestid - Taphrocerus

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Chalcophora?
My first guess would be something within Chalcophora.

 
Chalcophora is just about 30 times as long as this bug, for one
this has to be a Taphrocerus

 
Thanks for the ID! However...
Is it a species not represented in bugguide yet? It really was extremely silver. It wasn't just the lighting of the photograph that makes it look silver. Browsing through the other photographs of Taphrocerus... they are all very dark in coloration. None silver like this one.

 
a matter of lighting
this one is perfectly black, just like the others

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