suspect this insect who showed up in my yard this evening and kept trying to climb and balance itself on small stalks of grass is in the genus; may have to send to bugguide for ID help
escarabajo de color verde
Large, shiny, crawled up stalks of foliage, able to fly. One impressive insect! We saw quite a few of them here.
The family Scarabaeidae as currently defined consists of over 30,000 species of beetles worldwide. The species in this large family are often called scarabs or scarab beetles. The classification of this family is fairly unstable, with numerous competing theories, and new proposals appearing quite often. It is probable that many of the subfamilies listed here will not be recognized very much longer, as they will likely be reduced in status below subfamily rank, or elevated to...