Shining Leaf Chafer
 
Paracotalpa granicollis
3/4 " long


Scarab beetle - chafer beetle
I have a phobia for beetles so you don't know how much strength it took to let
this thing almost land on me.  I moved slightly and he landed on a rock. 
First time I've ever seen one before--quite a handsome beetle. Looks like
he has little arms and hands coming off his head.  Taken at
Red Butte Gardens, SLC Ut Carol Davis, 5-7-06

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