Friday, April 6, 2012

Metallic Green Wood-boring Beetle (Chrysochroa fulminans), Sumatra indonesia



Photos of this beetle were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This beetle is from the family of Buprestidae under genus of Chrysochroa. The species name is Chrysochroa fulminans (Fabricius, 1787)

This wood-boring beetle has a beautiful metallic green color all over its body except at the tip of elytra which colored shiny redish orange. Under the expose of light, the yellow shade will appear at its green elytra and thorax. The size is about 30mm long.

Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Coleoptera - Beetles
Suborder : Polyphaga - Water, Rove, Scarab, Longhorn, Leaf and Snout Beetles
Superfamily : Buprestoidea - Metallic Wood Boring Beetles
Family : Buprestidae - Metallic Wood-boring Beetles
Subfamily : Chrysochroinae
Genus : Chrysochroa
Species : C. fulminans
Binomial name : Chrysochroa fulminans (Fabricius, 1787)

Reference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysochroa_fulminans


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