August 31st, 2009

Local Insect: Figeater Beetle

Local Insect: Figeater Beetle


This is a Figeater beetle (Cotinis mutabilis). It's a relative of the Junebug and it eats ripe and over-ripe fruit.




I found this one next to the park in my neighborhood. It is quite large, about 30 mm.




This creature is a stunning work of art.




Unfortunately, this particular creature is also dead. It was in the throes of insecticide poisoning when I found it.

Rest in peace, Figeater beetle.


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