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Species Euphoria fulgida - Emerald Euphoria

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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)
12-17 mm (1)
comes in two color forms with some intermediates. (1)
NM-FL-ME-NE / Ont. (1)
NM-TX-OK-CO - for the less common blue-green form ("fuscocyanea") (1)
Fields with flowers, woodlands(?). Visits rotting fruit.
mostly: May-July (full season: Mar-Nov) (1)
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.