The yellow-green Shining Leaf Chafer is a bright leaf-chomping beetle native to North America, but found only in Mexico.
Chrysina macropus is a species of Scarab Beetle found in central Mexican states from San Luis Potosi to Oaxaca and Veracruz. Individuals range in color from yellow to green. Their upper legs ("thighs") are red and the feet are black. Its legs are long, even the back hindlegs which curve. Adults eat the foliage from plants, especially trees. Larvae feed on rotting wood and can be found inside decaying tree stumps and wood piles.
Scientific Name: Chrysina macropus
Size (Adult; Length): 6mm to 14mm (0.23in to 0.55in)
Colors: green, yellow, red, black
Descriptors: flying, tricolor, curve, round, bent, legs
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Antennae: Beetles have a pair of antennae on the head used as sensors.
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.