Irridescent Green & Gold trim bug
August 14, 2009
This bug came FLYING at me while on my patio on a sunny Los Angeles afternoon a couple of weeks ago. After chasing me for a bit on my patio (maybe it wanted a sip of my chardonnay?), it attached itself to my screen door, and just hung out (I went inside). Seemed to be missing it’s right leg.
Los Angeles, California
This is a Green Fruit Beetle, Cotinis mutabilis, also called a Figeater due to its fondness for eating figs. It is also fond of peaches. The Figeater is a common Los Angeles scarab beetle that is generally seen from late July through September.