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Metallic green beetle

Observed: 17th July 2012 By: spotted catspotted cat’s reputation in Invertebratesspotted cat’s reputation in Invertebrates
Metallic green beetle
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Description:

c.2cm long. Sadly, it was dead.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Cetonia aurata -v- Potosia angustata

All the pictures I have found on the net of C. aurata show white markings on the wingcases, whereas those of P.(Protaetia)angustata do not. Are these white markings diagnostic?

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I am not sure

they do seem to be present in the specimens I have seen.
Regards,
Martin