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Green Leaf Beetle

Eumolpus sp.

Description:

small iridescent green beetle

Habitat:

atlantic coast rainforest

Notes:

I spotted this on the viewing tower in Caratinga Biological reserve.

1 Species ID Suggestions

thaptor
thaptor 5 years ago
Leaf beetle
Eumolpus sp.


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21 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks Lauren, my bad. I've updated.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 9 years ago

Chrysomelidae is the Family, not subfamily.
Beautiful photograph!

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks bhargav and Carol.

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

very pretty

bhargav.py
bhargav.py 9 years ago

awesome!

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

I think you are right asergio, it's cool to see another spotting of it.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Dan, I think it is the same...

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/990...

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

All of the above 'official' suggestions are not found in the same area as my spotting. Please take the time to look at the location of a spotting before suggesting an ID.

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks oxyjack, I've updated with the subfamily.

oxyjack
oxyjack 9 years ago

Sorry, that should say Reanna.

oxyjack
oxyjack 9 years ago

Deanna has it right, this is a leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae).

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion Cecillia but it doesn't quite match.

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions but I don't think it's rose chafer Clifford. It's lacking the distinct v shaped scutellum that makes a rose chafer and this was in Brazil whereas Wiki says rose chafer are in the UK.

CliffordTMeece
CliffordTMeece 10 years ago

Cetonia aurata

ReannaDee
ReannaDee 10 years ago

Yeah wow, it's a beautiful beetle! Not sure if this will help but it might be one of these or at least in the family.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaf_beetle... and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysomelin...

I would say Tansy beetle but I don't think those are found in Brazil. The leaf beetles are found worldwide.

SheaEckert
SheaEckert 10 years ago

Wow.

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

I added another pic to this spotting but I'm still not any closer to an ID.

JosephBullock
JosephBullock 10 years ago

Great reflections!

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

Yep. It's a beetle (not a jewel bug, anyway). ;)

I'll keep looking.

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

thanks a lot Patricia

PatriciaPi
PatriciaPi 10 years ago

your photos are magnificent!!!

dandoucette
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Spotted on Nov 24, 2010
Submitted on Apr 24, 2011

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