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Acmaeodera cisti  Acmaeodera,Acmaeodera cisti,Acmaeoderini,Buprestidae,Coleoptera,Elateriformia,Geotagged,La Palma (Canary Islands),Polycestinae,Spain Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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  1. Fun fact: "Whereas most beetles including most buprestids fly with their elytra held out and vibrating their hindwings to give lift and thrust, the Acmaedodera, however, fly with their hind wings only — the elytra are fused down the center and form a shield over the insect's abdomen, even during flight." - Wikipedia Posted one month ago
    1. Yes, some other beetles have the fused elytra too ... mostly clumsy flyers ;o) Posted one month ago
      1. I had no idea! Posted one month ago

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Acmaeodera cisti is a Jewel Beetle (Buprestidae) endemic to the Canary Islands.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Feb 16, 2020. Captured in LP-114, 38788, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.