What it looks like: These beetles are iridescent green. The head has an orange frontal spot in the center of it. The hair or pubescence is almost completely colorless. They can range from 7-14mm long.
Where you'll find it: They are found in central California, from the coast to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.
Natural History: These beetles are active from early to mid spring. They also have been found parasitizing bees in the genus Anthophora.
This page was written by Marina Herrera, a 2005 participant in the Quasars to Sea Stars teen program.