Metlaic Green and Brown Beetle
Subject: Metlaic Green and Brown Beetle
Location: Zion National Park Utah USA
May 3, 2011 10:14 pm
I found this guy in Zion National Park. The beetle was aproxamatly 3/4” to 1” in a desert location, but close to water.
Signature: Just Curiouse
Dear Just Curiouse,
We are positively thrilled to post your photo of a Shining Leaf Chafer in the Tribe Rutelini known as Paracotalpa granicollis which we identified on BugGuide. The Data page on BugGuide indicates that Utah is part of the range of this lovely little Scarab. We learned from Eric Eaton back in 2008 when we posted photos of a specimen from Oregon that we had misidentified that Paracotalpa granicollis is called the Little Bear.