Weird green metallic beetle with white fur
Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 7:52 PM
I came across this bug while on a hiking trail in Sedona, AZ the other day. I’ve never seen anything like it and was wondering if I could get some help identifying it.
We identified your Shining Leaf Chafer as Paracotalpa puncticollis on BugGuide, but the species has no common name. Paracotalpa puncticollis is a new species for our site and it is not well represented on BugGuide either. It is reported from California, where it was found on Juniper, and from Nevada where one photo shows it feeding on what appears to be juniper as well. Thanks for sending your exciting image to our website.