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USA Chrysina

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There are 4 species native to the US:

Top photo: beyeri from Arizona
Middle photo: woodi from Texas
Bottom photo, middle row: lecontei from Arizona, lower row: gloriosa, from AZ & TX
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Very nice !

How do you find them ? On flowers or bait trap as for our European Cetonia ?
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wollastoni wrote: Fri Jun 10, 2022 4:20 pm Very nice !

How do you find them ? On flowers or bait trap as for our European Cetonia ?
Typically at night with lights.
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Over the years, I've reared all of the US Chrysina species, except for lecontei. I've never heard of anyone rearing lecontei; not sure why - it may be that they have some specific requirement that's been difficult for hobbyists to provide. In nature, adult lecontei feed on Ponderosa pine.

C. gloriosa feed on juniper, beyeri on evergreen oak, and woodi on walnut & pecan.
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At lights (MV) is the best way to find them.
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Thanks for sharing portions of your collection. Nice to see some beetles getting recognition!
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