B.striata

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B.striata m. From BugGuide.net
Buprestis-sp m. From BugGuide.net

Taxonomy and Systematics

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Subphylum: Hexapoda (6 legged)

Class: Insecta

Order: Coleoptra (Beetles)

Suborder: Polyphaga

Family: Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-Boring Beetles)

Genus: Buprestis

Species: Buprestis striata

Descriptive notes

Buprestidae, commonly named The Metallic Wood-Boring Beetles or Jewel Beetles, possess hard "torpedo" shaped bodies, and have distinctive metallic iridescent coloring.

Campus distribution

Individual was found inside my bathroom on the Bennington College Campus on May 31, 2011.

Citations

-Stephanie van Ryzin