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Species Euphoria fulgida - Emerald Euphoria

Emerald Euphoria - Euphoria fulgida Euphoria fulgida (Fabricius) - Euphoria fulgida orange chafer - Euphoria fulgida Scarab beetle - Euphoria fulgida Emerald Euphoria - Euphoria fulgida Euphoria fulgida (Fabricius) - Euphoria fulgida Green beetle - Euphoria fulgida Euphoria fulgida
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea (Scarab, Stag and Bess Beetles)
Family Scarabaeidae (Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Cetoniinae (Fruit and Flower Chafers)
Tribe Cetoniini
Genus Euphoria
Species fulgida (Emerald Euphoria)
Other Common Names
"E. fuscocyanea" - Blue Emerald Euphoria
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euphoria fulgida (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Cetonia fulgida Fabricius 1775
Euphoria fuscocyanea Casey 1915 - synonymized by Orozco (2012) (1)
Note: Euphoria limbalis Fall of peninsular Florida, formerly a subspecies, was raised to species status by Orozco (2012) (1)
Explanation of Names
fulgidus - Latin for 'shining' (2)
Size
12-17 mm (1)
Identification
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comes in two color forms with some intermediates. (1)
Range
NM-FL-ME-NE / Ont. (1)
NM-TX-OK-CO - for the less common blue-green form ("fuscocyanea") (1)
Habitat
Fields with flowers, woodlands(?). Visits rotting fruit.
Season
mostly: May-July (full season: Mar-Nov) (1)
Food
Adults take nectar and/or pollen. May prefer Plum (Prunus) and Shadbush (Amelanchier) blooms
Print References
Casey, T.L. 1915. A review of the American species of Rutelinae, Dynastinae, and Cetoniinae. Memories of the Coleoptera 6: 1-394.
Works Cited
1.Monographic revision of the American genus Euphoria Burmeister, 1842 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae)
Jesus Orozco. 2012. The Coleopterists Society.
2.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.