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Type of scarab beetle.. - Cotinis mutabilis

Type of scarab beetle.. - Cotinis mutabilis
San Pedro River, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
July 11, 2015
Size: approx 1 inch
I had been with some insect collectors the night before who had quite a few of scarab beetles of different species. I wondered how I could get myself 1. The next day one flew towards me and landed on my shoulder. I captured it and later let it go. It was a beautiful being and I did not need to keep it. I would like to know what species..

Thank you..

Moved, plz fix the locality info.
Moved from ID Request.

edit: I fixed the locality info...
to avoid the data map showing this species from New York.

Sighting Location Only!
Peter, please put the sighting location, city or county and state of the bug sighting only, into the location fields.

Your June Beetle looks like a Cotinis mutabilis. Here is one from California:

Good Luck!

OK. Thanks much!
OK. Thanks much!

Cotinis sp.

Thank You!
Thank You!