Just a quick family ID right now is Buprestidae.  Metallic wood boring beetles.

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From: pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net [mailto:pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net] On 
Behalf Of Bloom, Ellie
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 1:36 PM
To: pestlist@museumpests.net
Subject: [pestlist] ID Help

Hi everyone!

My colleague found this insect in our historic house. She said it is about 1 ½ 
inches long and seems to have a metallic underside. Does anyone know what this 

Thank you,

Ellie Bloom
Assistant Registrar/Preparator

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, Florida 34243
Phone: 941.359.5700 ext.1515
Fax: 941.360.7345


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