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Emerald Euphoria (Euphoria fulgida) At the edge of a dense mixed forest. It was not happy to be on the hot ground in full sun. I think it may have been overheating as it began vibrating its wings and elytra rapidly whilst moving toward a shaded area. It ceased this behavior once it reached shade. <br />
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Emerald Euphoria (Euphoria fulgida)

At the edge of a dense mixed forest. It was not happy to be on the hot ground in full sun. I think it may have been overheating as it began vibrating its wings and elytra rapidly whilst moving toward a shaded area. It ceased this behavior once it reached shade.

Emerald Euphoria (Euphoria fulgida) At the edge of a dense mixed forest. It was not happy to be on the hot ground in full sun. I think it may have been overheating as it began vibrating its wings and elytra rapidly whilst moving toward a shaded area. It ceased this behavior once it reached shade.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/81000/emerald_euphoria_euphoria_fulgida.html Euphoria fulgida,Geotagged,Summer,United States

    comments (4)

  1. Gorgeous!!! Posted 2 months ago
    1. It really was! One of my favorite finds this season! Posted 2 months ago
  2. Absolutely fantastic color on this one! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thank you, Ferdy! It was even more vibrant in person! I had to fiddle with camera settings as it was so iridescent and bright! Posted 2 months ago

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''Euphoria fulgida'', the emerald euphorium, is a species of scarab beetle in the family Scarabaeidae.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Jun 25, 2019. Captured Jun 21, 2019 01:19 in 234 Oakman Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/181s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm