15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Chrysochroa fulgens beetle

All hail the glorious Jewel beetle (Chrysochroa fulgens)! This species is native to Thailand, sporting a stunning technicolor dream coat with a golden yellow waistband. Chrysochroa ocellata can reach a length of about 20 millimetres (0.79 in). Elytra and pronotum are metallic green. Elytra have a longitudinal bright reddish band interrupted by a broad rounded yellow-orange spot in the middle. The legs are bright green.

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Date Taken: 04.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Thailand
Copyright: © Mofeed Abu Shalwa