Phaenops fulvoguttata (Harris, 1829)Edit

Arthropods (Arthropoda)---Insects (Insecta)---Beetles (Coleoptera)----Polyphaga---True and False metallic wood-borers (Buprestoidea)----True metallic wood-borers (Buprestidae)----Buprestinae----Melanophilini----Phaenops----P. fulvoguttata
Hexagon jewel beetle

13th May, 2008. Edmonton river valley.

Hexagon jewel beetle1

13th May, 2008.

Hexagon jewel beetle2

When on thier backs they flip over the same way as ladybirds.

"Hexagon jewel beetle"  (not true species name) was given because the placement of spots on the Elytra, though there is some variation and some specimens do not have the 6 spots, such specimens can be hard to identify from other Metallic wood-borers..

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