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Figeater beetle (Mayate)

Cotinis mutabilis

Description:

Large green and golden beetle. When I was a kid these beetle were common but now this is the first one I see in more than a decade. About 3 cm long. Family Scarabs

Habitat:

Semi desert

1 Species ID Suggestions

LoganReno
LoganReno 8 years ago
Golden Scarab
Scarabaeidae


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3 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Thank you MrsroadRunner

MrsroadRunner
MrsroadRunner 8 years ago

Nice capture! I seam to recall a book (?), that wrapped around a story of a "gold" beetle. Sure it was really made of gold in the book, however with your photos you got I wonder if it was based off of this beetle perhaps?

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Thank you Logan Reno for the ID

LuisStevens
Spotted by
LuisStevens

San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on Sep 9, 2012
Submitted on Sep 12, 2012

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