Top Ten Most Beautiful Jewel Beetles

Jewel beetles (or the metallic wood-boring beetles) are beetles with glossy and iridescent colors. Which one do you think is the most beautiful one? Cast your votes and comment! Feel free to add more!

The Top Ten

1 Chrysochroa Fulgens Chrysochroa Fulgens

It has very colorful and glossy body. When you see this beetle, you're not only seeing a beetle, you're also seeing a rainbow - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

2 Polybothris Sumptuosa

There are many chromatic forms of this beetle: shiny metallic blue (P. sumptuosa gemma), dark green (P. sumptuosa superba), and dark green to black (P. sumptuosa sumptuosa) - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

3 Chrysochroa Vittata

Its elytra is metallic green with metallic red and blue stripes. It can appear red, greenish, or completely green depending on the light incidence - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

4 Chrysochroa Rajah

Its body has a glossy surface with iridescent colors varying from blue to green - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

5 Belionota Sumptuosa

Also known as the tricolor metallic wood-boring beetle. Like the name, its body is tricolored - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

6 Chrysochroa Buqueti

Also known as the red speckled jewel beetle. Its elytra is orange-yellow with blue-black markings - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

7 Chrysochroa Fulminans

It has glossy surface with iridescent color varying from green to reddish or violet - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

8 Megaloxantha Bicolor

The most common color for this beetle is metallica green, but it can also be blue, reddish, or blackish. It has yellow postmedian bands on its elytra and bright orange-yellow pronotal sides - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

9 Julodis Viridipes

Its head, thorax, and abdomen are covered in yellow hair tufts and it has green legs - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

10 Julodis Onopordi

It has metallic green elytra with white or golden yellow vertical stripes - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

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