FAMILY BUPRESTIDAE (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)

Coleoptera-Buprestidae-Anthaxia-Metallic Wood boring Beetles (C)


Madera Canyon, Santa Cruz County, Arizona
Coordinates: 31.740130, -110.887200
Elevation: 4,401 ft
February 28, 2020
Size: 6 mm
Found on a rotting log over a flowing stream
This beetle produced a drop of golden color liquid from the mouth during the photoshoot; probably a form of defensive regurgitation
Determined by Salvador Vitanza
Confirmed by Norman E. Woodley

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