|Oak Splendour Beetle
The oak splendour beetle is a significant pest of oak forests in eastern and western Europe, Russian Asia, northern Africa, and the Middle East. This insect belongs to a family of insects (Buprestidae) that are commonly called flatheaded wood borers as larvae and metallic or jewel beetles as adults. Adults range in size from about 10.5mm to 11.5mm in length. Female adults are typically a bright metallic bronze green tinged with violet. Agrilus biguttatus is not known to occur in the United States but poses substantial risk to natural and urban environments if it were to be introduced.
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