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Metallic Green Scarab


A dark green metallic green scarab about 2 cm in length. It is profusely covered in thick gold hair on the underside of the beetle, especially in the thoracic area. While this one has huge tarsal claws and tibiae that look made for digging, I can't imagine a beetle with this much hair coming up from underground. Definitely a very uncommon scarab. Family Scarabaeidae.


Found in the garden on the ground, semi-rural area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, 2,200 m.

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Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Jun 23, 2016
Submitted on Aug 28, 2016

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