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Photo#190183
very large green and orange beetle - Plinthocoelium suaveolens

very large green and orange beetle - Plinthocoelium suaveolens
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
June 12, 2008
Size: 1.5 to 2 inches maybe
spectacular iridescent green on top, orange abdomen and legs

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very large green and orange beetle - Plinthocoelium suaveolens very large green and orange beetle - Plinthocoelium suaveolens

Moved
Moved from Bumelia Borer.

Should be...
...subspecies plicatum, based on locality and lack of any cupreous reflections.

Plinthocoelium suaveolens...
...always an impressive find!

I'm not much of a Help
But I must say I absolutely love the colors of this bug.

ID
Looks like one of the lovely Cerambycines in the genus Plinthocoelium.

 
another photo
I just added a sharper photo, a more ventral view of the same beetle

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