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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



Hi Crystal,
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.

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