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Anthaxia quercata (Fabricius) - Anthaxia quercata - male

Anthaxia quercata (Fabricius) - Anthaxia quercata - Male
Bastrop State Park, Bastrop County, Texas, USA
April 6, 2008
Size: ~3 mm
Det. T. C. MacRae, 2008

spmn in the TAMUIC


Moved from Anthaxia quercata.

Thanks for the
ID, everyone. It was much prettier in person than in my photo.


Anthaxia sp. (Buprestinae)
Strikingly similar to the male of A. hungarica, a common Southern European species.

Anthaxia quercata...
...A. hungarica does not occur in Texas!

I agree with Ted. A male Anth
I agree with Ted. A male Anthaxia quercata.

In fairness, Richard did say only that it was "strikingly similar:-)" Plus, given the propensity for foreign buprestids to infiltrate our U.S. borders...just give that other species time. Luckily, we'll be able to recognize it by its accent....Sorry. Have a great day.

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