Rei and I went for a short walk near the house and found two of these metallic green/red jewel beetles. This species is wood boring and probably a pest, but that doesn’t stop it from being a very beautiful insect.

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Coleoptera: Buprestidae
Ovalisia vivata
Jewel beetle = masuda-kurohoshi-tamamushi

Location: Small woods next to Munakata Common (Google map)