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A somewhat metallic scarab, 2 cm in length, showing purple, green and copper coloration depending on the light. The tiny white dots are actually small white scales on both the dorsal and ventral surfaces. I actually photographed this scarab twice by following its flight to another bush. Family Scarabaeidae, Cetoniinae.
Bushes along the river, Chiflón Waterfall Park, Chiapas, Mexico.
https://www.researchgate.net/figure/25-B... https://www.naturalista.mx/taxa/301544-B... http://unsm-ento.unl.edu/Guide/Scarabaeo... GOODRICH, M.A. 1965. A redescription and revision of the genus Balsameda Thomson (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). The Canadian Entomologist 97: 298-302.