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Green fruit beetle, or Fig beetle

Cotinis mutabilis

Habitat:

I found this inects on a magnolia tree.

Notes:

The beetle was attracted to the oozing sap, caused by parasite scab like insects that were all over the trunk, and the surrounding branches of the magnolia tree.


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2 Comments

Tristan Pragnell
Tristan Pragnell 2 years ago

Thank you Gilma.

I saw a few of this in my Garden when I lived in California. I called them Fig Beetle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figeater_b...

San Diego, California, USA

Lat: 32.76, Long: -117.17

Spotted on Aug 15, 2016
Submitted on Aug 15, 2016

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