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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

Glorious Scarab

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!

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