Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Buprestidae

Family Buprestidae, the metallic wood boring beetles - some of my favorites from the collection.

Julodis klugi... look familiar? Made a soft sculpture of this one, will do a comparison post soon.
Chrysochroa ocellata, I think the spots are fabulous.
Chalcophora fortis
Sternocera pulchra
Dicerca tenebrica
*A reminder that these are all my own photos, please do not use without my permission.

6 comments:

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

A beautiful collection there none of which seem to look even a bit like ours except for the one with the spots. We have one which is the same colors but in ines not spots.

SuzyQJenn said...

Wow - gorgeous beetles and photos!

Spiderbite said...

I wanna pet and cuddle the first one.

Chuck Bellamy said...

The correct name for Julodis klugi is rather Julodis viridipes.
cheers, Chuck Bellamy
http://www.fond4beetles.com/Buprestidae/index.html

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