I have many other photos of insects and creatures that I do not know their IDs or I could not place them in a particular classification. Hence, this is the place where I conveniently dump all these images here ;-) Please feel free to drop me a comment if you know their IDs.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Metallic Wood-boring Beetle
Family : Buprestidae Name : Belionota Prasina
The Metallic Wood-boring beetles are among the most handsome insects in the world. The beauty of their metallic hard chitin has inspired artists and provides a constant inspiration for designers of jewelery and embroidery!
Based on the coloration, it could be Belionota prasina, a very common jewel beetle,frequently seen on the bark of kapok and casuarina trees. This is a small beetle that measures about 2.5cm.