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buprestid - Anthaxia caseyi - male

buprestid - Anthaxia caseyi - Male
near Quincy, Plumas County, California, USA
June 28, 2006

I have no idea of the species but it is an Anthaxia.

Anthaxia sp.
Maybe after you get the specimen, we'll know which species this is.

Surprisingly, it looks alot l
Surprisingly, it looks alot like an Anthaxia that I got here in TN this summer. Rick is looking at them but I doubt it is the same as this one from CA.

Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) caseyi caseyi Obenberger
This one is a male Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) caseyi caseyi if the face is bright green. Rick said that it is a little duller than normal and he has seen some greenish females of these.

I do recall it
being a lot brighter green when I caught it. Chilling must have darkened it up. The underside of the abdomen was a bright metallic green. Thanks Joshua.

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