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  1. Goliathus

    Chrysina woodi (video)

    A short video (silent) of a couple of captive-reared Chrysina woodi (Blue-legged Jewel Scarab) that have just emerged. They're found in several mountain ranges in West TX and Southeastern NM. Even with video, it's hard to show just how intensely blue the tarsi actually are; incredibly metallic - they almost seem to glow. The potential for keeping this species breeding multi-generationally in captivity looks quite promising, with the improved Chrysina rearing technique I've been using over the past year. I don't think that rearing this genus is very difficult at all, so long as certain needs are met, especially in regard to the pupal cell stage.
  2. Goliathus

    Chrysina woodi

    A captive-bred, Blue-legged Jewel Scarab (Chrysina woodi) that emerged several days ago - the first live example of the species that I've ever seen in person. This species is from the mountains of far West TX. I didn't expect that I would have any adults emerging this soon - was thinking that they would probably wait until perhaps July / August. Quite different looking from C. beyeri - it has its own distinct shade of iridescent green, and a different color scheme, with its bright gold legs and metallic blue tarsi. There is also a band of gold along the margins of the elytra. Its natural host tree is a species of wild black walnut (Juglans microcarpa).