walwyn Sun, 05/15/2011 - 19:54
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Agrilus biguttatus


The Buprestidae is a large family of beetles with some 15,000 species, divided into 450 genera, most of these are tropical but about 120 are resident in Europe. These beetles that are commonly called Jewel Beetles or Metallic Wood-boring Beetles due to their bright colours. They range in size from 1 to 35 mm in length, have large eyes, and short antennae, and the head is sunken into the thorax. The larvae tunnel under the bark of trees, and many of the species are pests of timber forests.