CLEAR RESIN ENCAPSULATION
Review of the tribe Melolonthini in the southeastern United States
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Species C. Chrysochlora
Chrysophora chrysochlora ( Shining leaf chafer ), any member of the insect subfamily Rutelinae of the scarab family Scarabaeidae, including some of the most beautifully coloured and most destructive beetles. The iridescent and metallic colours of most species are produced by pigments in the integument (skin). The majority of the species are tropical or subtropical.
Chrysophora chrysochlora can reach a length of about 25-40 millimetres. Body is completely shining metallic green with golden reflections. Elytra have a granulate texture. Males are larger than females and show two strong elongate spurs on the hind legs and enlarged tarsal claws.
This species can be found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.