Shining Leaf Chaper  (four photos)
Paracotalpa granicollis
"Little Bear"

little bear

This is the second "Little Bear" chafer I have found in Utah. They are hairy little bettles. Carol Davis, 5-5-2011


hairy beetle
Chafers feed on fruit trees and this one might have to fly a ways to find one on Antelope
 Island. 
Carol Davis, 5-5-2011
 
paracotalpa granicollis
You have to admit its fuzzy belly would be fun to pet but if it hung on to you with those claws, it might
be a little difficult to remove. 
Carol Davis, 5-5-2011

shining leaf chafer
They are referred to as "Little Bear" because of their "fur". Carol Davis, 5-5-2011

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