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Photo#245885
Beetle?? - Cotinis mutabilis

Beetle?? - Cotinis mutabilis
Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
October 1, 2008

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Beetle?? - Cotinis mutabilis Beetle?? - Cotinis mutabilis

Looks like
it might be this one.

 
Cotinis mutabilis, seconded.
Seems late in the year for these, but maybe that's my SoCal bias.

 
May thru October is normal
at least in NM and AZ. The seem to either have two broods, or an extended emergence. Here in central NM they seem to be most common in June and then again in September. Rarely you'll see one in late April, and rarely one lasts into November.

 
sacramento ca
David, your pic doesn't look like the one I saw. It was 12" from my face and it was a bright blue/green flourescent round body with wings that came out from under the shell when it flew away. I have lived here all my life and never saw a beetle like that. Thank you for your help.

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