Figeater Beetle Animal Pictures

Cotinis mutabilis

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Green figeater beetle, garden insects

Figeater beetle

Figeater beetles have the classic scarab beetle appearance. They’re stout-bodied with hard elytra covering their thorax and abdomen.

seven Green Figeater Beetles feast on a ripe fig

Figeater Beetles
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Figeater beetles are herbivorous. They feed on ripe fruits and may become a severe agricultural pest if they infest a field in large numbers.

Serravalle Italy, iridescent figeater beetle or Cotinis mutabilis on purple pink blooming flower with green background

figeater beetle
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The figeater beetle is a type of scarab beetle native to North America.