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(Chrysobothris chrysoela)

Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Buprestidae
Genus: Chrysobothris
Species: chrysoela


No positives
1 neutral
No negatives


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Richmond, Texas

By vossner
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Member Notes:

Neutral vossner On May 1, 2012, vossner from Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a) wrote:

Was identified in the insect ID forum of this website. Found it in a dying rose. Typically lives in decaying oaks, southern cypresses and sycamores. Do not know how it landed on my rose as I have no decaying trees nearby. This insect is commonly known as metallic wood borer because of the showy metallic-like markings on its shell. Also, don't know whether it spreads.

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