Acmaeodera flavolineata cypriola Volkovitsh, 1983
Derince, [YENİERENKÖY [Gialousa, Γιαλούσα] ● Cyprus
Description: Whereas most beetles including most buprestids fly with their elytra held out and vibrating their hindwings to give lift and thrust, the Acmaedodera, however, fly with their hindwings only— the elytra are fused down the center and form a shield over the insect's abdomen, even during flight. This fact, combined with the banding across the abdomen which is common (though not universal) in this family, gives many of them a distinct wasp-like appearance when in flight. Several are therefore considered hymenopteran mimics.
Distribution: Endemic subspecies from Cyprus