This hefty beetle is active mostly from May through July, but it may be seen until early autumn depending on the region. It is able to fly while keeping its wing coverings (elytra) closed. Typically, a beetle opens both wing coverings when in flight to expose the two pairs of wings. The Emerald Euphoria is able to fly using just the second pair of wings, which is quite a feat considering its size.
The usually green beetle may also be blue or purple, or even have orange-red coloring. It has a satiny gloss that shines in the light. The Green June Beetle looks similar to this scarab. Like other Flower Chafers, the Emerald Euphoria visits flowers to take nectar. Unlike other scarabs, this one is active during the day making an encounter with one more likely. Look for this colorful beetle in gardens and fields near plum trees, on rotting fruit, and in woodlands.
General Characteristics Capability, Shape, Texture/Pattern, Benefits, Dangers
Descriptors: green; dull; matte; shiny; shimmer; gleam; multicolored; metallic; brown 'shoulders'; white hairs underneath; green June bug; triangular patch on back; white specks; red; orange; trio clubs; three split antennae; flying; big; large
Relative Size Comparison Lo: 12mm | Hi: 17mm
Territorial Reach (A-to-Z) U.S., Canada, and Mexico
Note: An insect's reach is not limited by lines drawn on a map and therefore species may appear in areas, regions and/or states beyond those listed above as they are driven by environmental factors (such as climate change), available food supplies and mating patterns.
Territorial Map U.S., Canada, and Mexico
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Antennae: Beetles have a pair of antennae on the head used for sensing.
Head: The head is home to the insect's eyes, antennae, and mandibles (jaws).
Thorax: Holds the three pairs of legs as well as vital internal organs.
Elytron: One of two wing cases on a Beetle that protects its wings (plural: elytra).
Wings: Appendages used for flying and kept under the elytra until needed.
Abdomen: Houses organs related to circulation, reproduction, and excretion.
Legs: Beetles have three pairs of legs located at the thorax, numbering six legs in all.