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Blue-legged Jewel Scarab (Chrysina woodi), the first adult to emerge from my captive-bred F3 generation. More will be emerging over the next several months. In the wild, adults probably wouldn't start to become active until at least July. This species is found in the mountains of far western TX, as well as a part of southeastern NM. A really interesting, iridescent green beetle with gold legs, and metallic blue claws as sharp as needles. Its natural host tree is a species of wild black walnut (Juglans microcarpa).
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 need
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