Metallic wood-boring beetle

Metallic wood-boring beetle

Z330/0382 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 24.9MB

Downloadable file size: 1.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Metallic wood-boring beetle (Sternocera ruficornis) specimen. This beetle is long, narrow and flat, with a tapering abdomen. The wing covers (elytra) of some wood-boring bettles can be metallic blue, green or black. Underneath the elytra are a pair of membranous wings. They are used to adorn textiles and incorporated into jewellery. As the name implies, the larvae of the beetle feeds on trees or woody plants, although the host plant varies with species. The larvae feed on dying or dead plant matter and pupation occurs within the host plant. The adult beetles emerge during spring and summer and survive for only a few weeks. This specimen is from Thailand.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: alone, animal, asia, asian, biological, biology, coleoptera, fauna, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, jewel beetle, jointed legs, metallic blue, metallic wood-boring beetle, nature, one, sample, single, solitary, specimen, sternocera ruficornis, thai, thailand, wildlife, wildlife and environment, wood-borer, zoological, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.