The Euphratian Jewel Beetle (Julodis euphratica) is an insect.
The Euphratian Jewel Beetle is black with yellow spots.
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.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM