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.


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).


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