Green June Beetle, Cotinis nitida

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    Explore #486, August 2, 2008

    The beetles were out in force last night, buzzing around my backyard at dusk. Most of them were much too busy to allow themselves to be photographed, but this fellow (or lady?) was up for a little photoshoot.

    My insect id being a bit rusty, I thought it was a Japanese beetle, but after checking out Bug Guide, I'm going with Green June Beetle until someone tells me otherwise.

    Check out those long, shiny green legs -- this guy/gal's a looker!

    He's perched on a yellow passionflower, Passiflora lutea.

    @lbyper, jennyklass, six28fifty, and 11 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. zxgirl 69 months ago | reply

      It's beautiful! I don't think I've seen one of these before.

    2. Daydreams by Darlene [deleted] 69 months ago | reply

      Super beetle, great detail and those legs are cool
      Dont look at me :(
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    3. jmanj 69 months ago | reply

      Lovely! Good macro!


      This is an amazing pic
      Macro is beautiful -- Post 1 Award 3

    4. suezart (still off designing,miss you! ) 69 months ago | reply

      A great macro shot. I love the hint of red on him!

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      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    5. jimgspokane 69 months ago | reply

      Great shot! I have seen a lot of these but not this coloR

    6. lynne ♥ { away ~ will miss u all! } [deleted] 69 months ago | reply

      What a gorgeous bug he is!!! Superb capture!

    7. rayd2b ..(Back with a new avatar) 69 months ago | reply

      I see You love shot on bugs like me...Congratulation's for this one !
      Thank You for Your visit and please excuse my poor English
      With courtesy from France

    8. AllHarts 68 months ago | reply

      A superb image!

      This beautiful photo seen in :

      "World Nature & Wildlife Closeup"
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    9. An_Tarzan 67 months ago | reply

      This is really a great shot! nice specimen.

    10. Kassel 67 months ago | reply

      Great macro !

      This is a magnificent example of
      Nature's Pot-of-Gold!

      June 2nd, one beautiful day, glorious!
      Thanks for adding to
      Nature's Pot-of-Gold Group.

    11. P i n u s 67 months ago | reply

      A beautiful shot

      This is a magnificent example of
      Nature's Pot-of-Gold!

      June 2nd, one beautiful day, glorious!
      Thanks for adding to
      Nature's Pot-of-Gold Group.

    12. souljourner 66 months ago | reply

      A June bug for sure. Japanese beetles are much smaller (0.5")

    13. delcasmx 44 months ago | reply

      Hello! i would like to use your photo on my blog do you mind?

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