Buprestis aurulenta

The golden buprestid beetle is a common wood boring beetle that feeds on various species of conifer. Adults are about 19-mm long, and earn their name from the brilliant green and golden-orange structural coloration. They lay their eggs in recently dead or dying trees.

Order: Coleoptera
Family: Buprestidae
Species: Buprestis aurulenta

Photograph: © 2020 RKD Peterson
Date of Photograph: 19 August 2020
Location: Montana, Gallatin Co.