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Scarab

Balsameda pulverulenta

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Bushes along the river, Chiflón Waterfall Park, Chiapas, Mexico.

Notes:

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.

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2 Comments

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate a week ago

Thank you Tukup :)

Tukup
Tukup a week ago

Beautiful Lauren. Great shots. Thanks for sharing.

LaurenZarate
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LaurenZarate

Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.19, Long: -92.28

Spotted on May 30, 2019
Submitted on Jun 11, 2019

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