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Species Paracotalpa granicollis

Paracotalpa granicollis Shining Leaf Chafer - Paracotalpa granicollis Scarab - Paracotalpa granicollis Hairy beetle - Paracotalpa granicollis Paracotalpa granicollis Intermountain Little Bear - Paracotalpa granicollis Paracotalpa granicollis (Haldeman) - Paracotalpa granicollis Beetle, fuzzy, metallic - Paracotalpa granicollis
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 Rutelinae (Shining Leaf Chafers)
Tribe Rutelini
Genus Paracotalpa
Species granicollis (Paracotalpa granicollis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Paracotalpa granicollis (Haldeman)
Orig. Comb: Cotalpa granicollis Haldeman 1852
Primarily found in Great Basin and Colorado Plateaus regions; east of Sierra Nevada / Cascades from Washington, Oregon and California eastward to se. Idaho, w. Colorado and nw. New Mexico. Likely also in sw. Wyoming (should be looked for in Flaming Gorge area).
Has been associated with Juniperus species, which is likely an adult food plant.
Print References
Haldeman, S.S. 1852. Insects, Pp. 366-378 In: H. Stansbury, Exploration and survey of the valley of the Great Salt-Lake of Utah. Washington, D.C. 487 pp.