Known as a “jewel beetle,” the golden buprestid is in a family of beetles that occurs world-wide, prized for its stunning colors and patterns. The adults lay their eggs on dead,dying, or recently cut trees – most commonly Douglas-fir, but other varieties of pine, spruce and fir as well. These beetles are actually quite common – if you keep your eyes open you are likely to find them in and near forests.
12×9″, watercolor, pen and ink, $250 includes domestic shipping
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All originals are framed in genuine mahogany frames custom-crafted by my husband, with UV-protecting plexi and acid-free matting (unless otherwise noted).The mahogany is stained a rich golden brownish/reddish hue.