Girish Mahajan

Catoxantha opulenta

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Buprestidae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Species
Class  Insecta
Subfamily  Chrysochroinae
Genus  Catoxantha
Order  Beetle
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Similar  Catoxantha, Beetle, Chrysochroa, Chrysochroa rajah, Chrysochroa buqueti

Catoxantha opulenta is a species of jewel beetles belonging to the family Buprestidae, subfamily Chrysochroinae.

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Subspecies

  • Catoxantha opulenta borneensis Kurosawa, 1993
  • Catoxantha opulenta opulenta (Gory, 1832)
  • Description

    Catoxantha opulenta can reach a length of about 45 and 60 millimetres (1.8 and 2.4 in). This beautiful and quite common jewel beetle has metallic dark bluish-green elytra with thick and prominent black costae and two yellow transverse bands. Abdominal sternum is yellow. It bores the wood of Chukrasia velutina and Lagerstroemia speciosa. The life-cycle is annual. Adults emerge in June.

    Distribution

    This beetle is present in Thailand, Malaysia, western Indonesia and Philippines.

    References

    Catoxantha opulenta Wikipedia


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