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scientific name    Buprestis intricata    

habitat
Montane lodgepole pine forests.

seasonality
July

identification
The beetles are often brilliant green to blue with cupreous banding along the elytral suture and lateral margins superficially resembling B. aurulenta. This species differs from B. aurulenta in the presence of closely spaced elytral costae (ridges, 6 or more). Structure of the male genitalia are also diagnostic. The beetles range from 14.4 to 19.4 mm with a mean length of 17.4 mm. (n=7)

life history
Very little is known.

conservation
Very uncommon.

diet info
The reported host is lodgepole pine, however, one Alberta specimen was collected in association with white spruce. It is likely that a wide range of conifers are used as hosts, notably pines.

range
These beetles are found sporadically from central B.C. through Rocky Mountains, south to Mexico. In Alberta a few beetles have been taken in the southern mountain/ foothill region.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=320



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