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Entimus imperialis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Curculionidae
Genus  Entimus
Order  Beetle
Class  Insecta
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Species
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Similar  Beetle, Lamprocyphus, Lamprocyphus augustus, Cyphochilus, Selenops insularis

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Entimus imperialis, common name Brazilian diamond beetle, is a species of broad-nosed weevils belonging to the family true weevil and the Entiminae subfamily.

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Description

Entimus imperialis can reach a length of about 16–30 millimetres (0.63–1.18 in). The basic colour is black. Elytra are strongly convex and laterally compressed, punctured with longitudinal rows of golden-green dots, filled with scales composed by crystals of chitin and resembling little diamonds (hence the common name). Diamond beetles are also used for ladies' jewelry.

Distribution

This species can be found in Brazil.

References

Entimus imperialis Wikipedia


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