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Here it is - Chrysobothris chrysoela

Here it is - Chrysobothris chrysoela
Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida, USA
I feel like a fool. I took the lil' guy out in the sunlight to get some more shots and he flew away! I suppose I should have chilled him more.
Anyway, before I took him out I looked under the scope and didn't see the long tarsal spines.

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Here it is - Chrysobothris chrysoela Here it is - Chrysobothris chrysoela


Chrysobothris chrysoela (Illiger)
I sent this photo to Rick Westcott and he determined to be Chrysobothris chrysoela (Illiger). He mentioned that he collected it in southern Florida and possibly found a little further north.

Thanks for all the legwork!
-Sean McCann

Good for you
Another great photo and bug. Glad you got it. Something like that flew in my window today and before I could think straight it went right back out.
Carla Finley
Venice, FL

I have to say this
I have to say this at least once a year or so. You guys in Florida get all the great insects!

Great image of a really interesting species.


Stephen Cresswell
Buckhannon, WV

this may ..
this sp. may well occur in West Virginia, just probably not as common though

C. chryseola
From memory, looks like Chrysobothris chryseola to me, but I don't have one on hand to compare it to.

Chrysobothris scitula?
In Maryland there is a C. scitula that looks a lot like this. Don't know if it goes all the way down to Florida.

similar looking, but ..
Not in Florida according to the latest list. We get both spp. in SC. If you have a specimen of C. scitula - one of your great shots would certainly be welcome!

Now I don't either!
-Sean McCann

not Actenodes
Only two spp. of Actenodes in FL; A. auronotata and A. acornis (no spots).

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