"Green beetles eating away my fig tree!"- Rosana Campos
Observation and photo by Rosana Campos.
Black and white stripes. About 2 inches.
En paco´s Reserva Natural de Flora y Fauna Silvestre
se escuchaba el sonido de decenas de escarabajos debajo de las hojas
I'm not sure if this beetle was attracted to the blacklight I was running or if it just showed up at a porchlight. TL 47mm. This is one strong crawler, hard to hold onto for pictures.
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...