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African Wood Boring Bullet - Sternocera castanea boucardii *pinned specimen African Wood Boring Bullet,Geotagged,Sternocera,Sternocera castanea,Sternocera castanea boucardii,United States,Winter,beetle,buprestidae,jewel beetle Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

    comments (8)

  1. Not boring at all!

    The spots it has are so weird. I first thought they were damage but saw it's a feature of the species. How cool!
    Posted 4 months ago
    1. Yep - they are fuzzy spots! Posted 4 months ago
  2. Metallic sheen! Wish I had a car that color. Posted 4 months ago
    1. It was so shiny that I didn't use a flash, but just lights on either side of the specimen instead. Posted 4 months ago
  3. Amazing clarity! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thank you Annie! Posted 4 months ago
  4. Nice bug! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Indeed, thanks! Posted 4 months ago

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Sternocera castanea is a jewel beetle in the family Buprestidae.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jan 15, 2022. Captured Jan 15, 2022 15:31 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/41s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm