These beetles are found in coniferous forests, but in Asia where else may you find them?
a) in a restaurant
b) in a toy shop
c) in a dress shop
This is Julodis pubescens a member of the Buprestidae or Jewel Beetle family. In Asia the wings of some members of this family were used as adornments to clothing and paintings as well as in the jewelry trade so the answer is c) in a dress shop.
Taken from this week’s #CreteNature Blog: Jumpers, Jewels and Jurassic Shells