Jewel beetle: Nalanda rutilicollis

This tiny jewel beetle was a little devil — running around like crazy and refusing to smile for his photo! Hence the not-quite-in-focus photos. Only about 3mm long but what a beauty.

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Coleoptera: Buprestidae:
Nalanda rutilicollis
Jewel beetle = mune-aka-chibi-naka-boso-tamushi

Location: forest area near Ikeda Village in Munakata (aerial photo)
Map: Google map link

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