Chrysina gloriosa (LeConte, 1854) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae)

Chrysina gloriosa (LeConte, 1854)
Plusiotis gloriosa LeConte, 1854 (original combination).


Description: one of four species of Chrysina occurs in the U.S. This species is known to occur in the US (Arizona to western Texas) and the Mexico (Chihuahua and Sonora) and are very common species. Alive specimens can be sexed based on its coloration, male being darker green whereas female being brighter green (slight difference presented). Adults feed on foliage of Juniperus sp. Larvae can feed on dead, rotten Quercus sp., and are easily reared to adult stage. Known to fly to the lights in Arizona.

Below is reared specimens of C. gloriosa (LeConte):
L2-L3 larvae



freshly emerged specimen (dorsal)

freshly emerged specimen (ventral)



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