Buprestid beetle

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bethanyfarah
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Buprestid beetle

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Hi all,

This is a beetle that I found dead recently and wonder if anyone knows what kind it is? I live in Arizona, USA at and elevation of around 4,000ft (grasslands) but we recently went wheeling at approximately 6,000ft (oak-pine) and this little dude was found on the roof of our car.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Buprestid beetle

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bethanyfarah wrote: Tue Sep 27, 2022 11:46 pm Hi all,

This is a beetle that I found dead recently and wonder if anyone knows what kind it is? I live in Arizona, USA at and elevation of around 4,000ft (grasslands) but we recently went wheeling at approximately 6,000ft (oak-pine) and this little dude was found on the roof of our car.

Thanks in advance!
Gyascutus caelatus -

https://bugguide.net/node/view/71339
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Re: Buprestid beetle

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Oh wow some of them can be really yellow! Thanks!
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Re: Buprestid beetle

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Why not something in Hippomelas?
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Re: Buprestid beetle

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MikeH wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:08 am Why not something in Hippomelas?
I believe you are correct; this does look more like Hippomelas than Gyascutus -

https://bugguide.net/node/view/71338

Both of these genera are in the subtribe Hippomelanina -

https://bugguide.net/node/view/1042069
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