Buprestis rufipes

Red-Legged Buprestid

Buprestis rufipes, Red-Legged Buprestid Beetle,






Family: Buprestidae

Subfamily: Buprestinae

Length: 18-25 mm


This metallic green beetle with the bold yellow markings and the red legs is hard to mistake for any other. Note that the metallic green color continues on the beetle's underside, too.

Host plants of Buprestis rufipes are various hardwoods, including species of Maple, Beech, Elm, Tupelo, and Oak.

Buprestis rufipes range map

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Insects of West Virginia