When is a Jewel Not Considered Precious?

When it destroys wood and homes! Despite its flattering name and pretty colouration, you haven’t exactly won the lottery if you’ve spotted the Golden Buprestid (the Jewel Beetle) on the side of your house (which we did), because another alias for it is the metallic borer (and just to confuse things: it does not bore metal, but wood).

Golden Buprestidae

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