costa rica beetle
Location: Garza, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
September 20, 2011 10:16 pm
my boyfriend lives in costa rica on the pacific coast, and knows how much I love insects, so he sent me this picture, taken 9/20/11. I think he said it was june beetle size. What is it? He also said that the photo didn’t quite catch the golden color of the back. Thanks!
Signature: liza constable
This is a Scarab Beetle, and we believe it is a Shining Leaf Chafer in the subfamily Rutelinae, and probably the tribe Rutelini which you can see well represented on BugGuide, a website that covers North American insects north of Mexico.