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Bright green beetle with injured wing or wing cover - Chrysobothris analis

Bright green beetle with injured wing or wing cover - Chrysobothris analis
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
April 19, 2011
Size: < 1 cm in length
This beetle moved around just like a housefly, walking around in small jerks. It had an injured wing or wing cover, which it kept trying to fold up properly. I have about a dozen more pictures, if needed.

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Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Apology for all the pictures
I don't know what's important for beetle identification, so I figured better too many than too few. Ones that don't help can be frassed.

Another one I was looking at was C. purpureovittata, although I don't see any evidence for the lines.

 
you did the right thing
good pix, too; i'll let our bup guys decide what is to be kept in the guide and what's redundant, but you definitely did your part to help identification

Chrysobothris sp.
I'm guessing Chrysobothris sexsignata.

 
Ch. analis?

 
Yes...
...in the the additional photos it does look like C. analis.

 
No Spots
There is no evidence of six spots. Plus I thought I read somewhere that sexsignata lived in pine forests (I could be wrong about that), which don't exist nearby.

Cylindrical pronotum
One thing that is distinctive about this beetle is the nearly cylindrical looking pronotum. Could this be a chrysobothris?

 
Chrysobothris would be my guess, too