Chrysina (=Plusiotis) gloriosa – The Glorious Beetle
Huachuca Mountains, Arizona
Few of Arizona’s beetles are as spectacular as the jewel scarabs in the genus Chrysina. They are most readily collected by blacklight (as in Kojun’s handful o’ beetles) in juniper forests in the weeks following the arrival of the monsoon.
photo details: Canon 100mm f2.8 macro lens on a Canon 20D
Indirect strobe fired into white box