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Species Cotinis mutabilis - Green Fig Beetle

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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 Gymnetini
Genus Cotinis
Species mutabilis (Green Fig Beetle)
Other Common Names
Green Fruit Beetle, Figeater Beetle
Explanation of Names
Cotinis mutabilis (Gory & Percheron 1833)
Size
17-34 mm(1)
Range
CA-TX; Mexico(1)
Food
Adults feed on ripe fruit and sometimes sap.
Life Cycle
oviposits in late summer in decaying organic matter (e.g. compost, dung) where larvae develop; pupates in spring, adults emerge in mid- to late summer
Works Cited
1.A Revision of the Genus Cotinis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
Goodrich, M.A. 1966. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 59: 550-568.