green metallic beetle found
Location: Northern AZ (Prescott Valley)
August 17, 2010 11:21 am
We found this bright green metallic bug on our patio…looks like some kind of beetle. I have never seen one of these here in Northern AZ before..
curious in Prescott
Dear curious in Prescott,
You are no doubt the envy of many a collector as this aptly named Glorious Scarab, Chrysina gloriosa, is considered by many to be North America’s most beautiful beetle, and it is much prized by collectors. According to BugGuide: “Adults feed on Juniper foliage. Larvae are abundant in decaying sycamore (Platanus wrightii) logs in southeastern Arizona.“
thanks for your fast reply…it really is a pretty cool looking bug thanks for the info!