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Golden chafer (Potosia cuprea)

Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Cetoniidae
Genus: Potosia
Species: cuprea


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By Zaragoza
Thumbnail #1 of Golden chafer (Potosia cuprea) by Zaragoza

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Neutral Zaragoza On Dec 13, 2009, Zaragoza from Zaragoza
(Zone 8b) wrote:

This species probably will be separated into two or more species. I uploaded two images of this beetle. The first, showing an adult beetle, will be still Potosia cuprea, while the second photo with the cocoons, will be Potosia metallica brancoi (until now Potosia cuprea brancoi).

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