The Euphratic Jewel Beetle (Julodis euphratica) is an insect in the Buprestidae family of wood-boring beetles. It is also known as the Sulphurous Jewel Beetle.
The Euphratic Jewel Beetle has an elongated ovoid body, with a head, thorax, and abdomen. It has six legs. It has a black elytron (hard shell) with yellow spots, which protect its wings. The shell is glossy and iridescent.
It measures about 2 centimetres (less than one inch) long.
It is found along the Euphrates River in Iraq, and into the Caucasus Region of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. It prefers forests, generally with a river or stream nearby.
Location of photographs: Tbilisi, Georgia
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM