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Green beetle - Trachykele blondeli

Green beetle - Trachykele blondeli
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
May 13, 2005
Size: 3/4 inch
I think this is a Golden Buprestid. We have large fir trees in the garden and all around us. First time I've seen one. Confirmation would be appreciated. Thanks.


Trachykele blondeli
This is one of the least common of buprestids, Trachykele blondeli! Nice find! Great image, too.

Green Beetle.
Thanks you all for your comments. Looks like I got another one wrong. Thanks for the correction Eric.

Here's a site that list the ones in various areas....not many photos(and) none of them looked like yours. Buprestid page

Family Buprestidae
It is a beetle in the family Buprestidae!
Gerard Pennards