Blaesia atra

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Blaesia atra
Scarabaeidae - Blaesia atra.JPG
Blaesia atra from Uruguay
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Scarabaeidae
Subfamily: Cetoniinae
Genus: Blaesia
Species: B. atra
Binomial name
Blaesia atra
Burmeister, 1842

Blaesia atra is a beetle belonging to the Scarabaeidae family, Cetoniinae subfamily.

Description[edit]

Blaesia atra can reach about 14–20 millimetres (0.55–0.79 in) in length and about 8–12 millimetres (0.31–0.47 in) in width. The body is usually black, with dark brown reddish elytra . Antenna are black, with 10 segments. Pronotum and elytra are moderately punctate. Legs and venter have a dense fringe of rust colored setae. This species is associated with ants of Acromyrmex species (myrmecophily).

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia and southern Brazil.

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