Friday, 14 April 2017

Ehrenbergi's Jewel Beetle - Julodis ehrenbergii Laporte, 1835 - Cyprus

 This jewel beetle, with more than 20mm length, is green-golden, with yellow hair. Elytrae are spotted with 4 longitudinal rows of yellow and hairy spots. Legs are spotted, copperish, and hairy. Antennae are black.

Biology: The host plants are roots of various plants.

Distribution: South East Europe (Balkans), Turkey, Cyprus, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Israel/Palestine, Egypt.

Julodis is a genus of beetles in the family Buprestidae.


Photos Cape Greco 14/4/2017 by George Konstantinou 

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