Most jewel beetle species in the Buprestidae family have an iridescent gloss, which gives them their name. The iridescence is produced by the way they reflect light, not by pigments. Jewel beetles generally have elongated bodies that narrow toward the rear, often with color patterns.
The legless, blind larvae bore into tree branches and roots. Adults emerge mainly in spring. They are fast flyers and occasionally land on the ground and plants.
Adults feed on nectar and leaves. Larvae feed on roots, stems, and leaves.
Sunny and warm areas with fruit orchards and shrubs, including Irbid, Ajloun, Amman, Shobak, Qatranah, and Azraq.