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scientific name    Buprestis confluenta    

habitat
Adults may be found basking on piles of drift logs along rivers.

seasonality
Adults are active from late June through August.

identification
This species is perhaps the easiest to identify of any in the genus. The fine yellow specks irregularly scattered over the elytra are not found on any other species. The yellow flecks may be widely separated to almost confluent. The head and pronotum are usually a solid metallic green. the background colour of the elytra is brilliant green through coppery brown and occasionally purplely blue. The beetles range in length from 12 to 20 mm, with males about 14.2 mm and females about 17 mm.

life history
Little is known.

conservation
Relatively uncommon.

diet info
The beetles have been reported from aspen and cottonwood (Populus deltoides). In Alberta the beetles have been associated with balsam poplar (P. balsamifera) and cottonwood (Populus deltoides) drift logs.

range
This species is reported from Quebec west to British Columbia and south to Texas and California. In Alberta it is sporadically found in the southern half of the province.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=358



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