Pink-headed Jewel Beetle
A species of metallic wood-borer beetle in
the family Buprestidae and with the
scientific name Chrysochroa buqueti rugicollis. It has six blackish legs with
tiny hooks, a blackish abdomen with a metallic greenish-blue shine, transparent
wings with a yellowish-orange to brownish tint, and elytra that are black with
two broad yellow bands, that are connected in the middle with a fine yellow
band, creating a H-shape when the elytra are closed. Separately, each elytron
could be described as having a yellow anterior and a black posterior, with the
yellow covering about two-thirds of the elytron's length and having a black spot
at its centre. The Pink-headed Jewel Beetle has
a pinkish-red head and thorax, and it has rather large compound eyes, as well as
two short antennae, that are located at the front of the head. It is also
commonly known as Banded Jewel Beetle, and in Thai it is called
literally ‘ruby-headed queen metallic wood-boring beetle’.
See also POSTAGE STAMPS.