Kim started a new color this week for her Color Crazy Challenge. NEON.
Today I took another walk in the woods. I met this green insect. I immediately remembered Kim’s challenge.
I did a little internet browsing and found that this bug is called golden bronze.
Golden bronze is a large beetle with a beautiful body color: the chitinous coating has an emerald green color with a metallic tinge. Mostly the color of chitin is light green, at a certain angle a copper, purple, saddle, or gold-tone appears.
Golden bronze is a slow insect, active only in sunny weather. The rest of the time the beetles sit motionless on the bushes and the trees, when they fall to the ground, become numb, so they cannot turn and fly. It is most commonly found in gardens and forests with diseased old trees.
Have you seen this bug before?