Other Common Names
Green Fruit Beetle, Figeater Beetle
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cotinis mutabilis (Gory and Percheron)
Orig. Comb: Gymnetis mutabilis Gory and Percheron 1833
Syn: "Cotinus" - spelling
Similar to other Cotinis: mostly green and shiny. Note extension of pronotum covering scutellum (notch between elytra at front).
mostly: July-Oct (BG data)
Adults feed on ripe fruit and sometimes sap.
Adults lay eggs in late summer in decaying organic matter, such as compost, dung, where larvae feed. Pupation occurs in spring, and adults emerge in mid to late summer.
Arnett and Jacques #113, photo (2)
Powell and Hogue, p. 277, plate 14d, photo (3)
--notes presence in Sacramento County, California.