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Pygopleurus vulpes

Pygopleurus vulpes


A male Pygopleurus vulpes feeding in an Anemone pavonina flower. Pygopleurus vulpes is a beetle of the family Glaphyridae. The male is all covered above by long yellow orange hairs. The female has also long yellowish hairs, but elytrae remain visible. Elytra are brown-yellow.


Distribution: SE Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Transcaucasia. Spotted here in an open space of Seih-Sou, the suburban forest of Thessaloniki, Greece.


Synonym: Amphicoma vulpes

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KostasZontanos 4 years ago

Thank you Jim.

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 4 years ago

Excellent spotting, Kostas, Well Done!

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 5 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

KostasZontanos 5 years ago

Thank you very much Mark and Leuba

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

fantastic !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

A furry beetle with scaraboidean legs. Amazing. Thanks.

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Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Μακεδονίας - Θράκης, Greece

Spotted on Apr 15, 2015
Submitted on Apr 16, 2015

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