Explanation of Names
Vertagopus arboreus (Linnaeus 1758)
"Some typical characteristics to watch for:
1. the deep blue colour, often with iridisation effects
2. the short antennae (only a bit longer than the head diagonal)
3. the whitish legs
4. the not fused abdominal segments 5 + 6
5. the dense cover of short setae (macrosetae are sparse, and most concentrated at terminal body segments)"
by Frans Janssens)
Holarctic and Patagonian. Possibly introduced.