Jewel beetles/ Metallic wood-boring beetlesEditArthropods (Arthropoda)---Insects (Insecta)---Beetles (Coleoptera)---Polyphaga---True and False Metallic wood-boring beetles (Buprestoidea)----True Metallic wood-boring beetles (Buprestidae)
Jewel beetles are long pointed beetles that appear in spring and summer among low flowers, shrubs and tree trunks. The name "Jewel beetle" and "Metallic" wood-borer comes from the many species with beautiful bright colours, though most in Alberta are grey and brown. These are easy to know since their shape is characteristic within this family. The best place to find them is probably by searching low plants and tree branches and bark in the warm sun. Most adults of species lay eggs in rotting tree trunks where the larvae develop and are known as "Flat-head borers".
|Hexagon jewel beetle (not real species name)||Unidentified Agrilus sp. jewel beetles|
|Flathead poplar borer|