Psilothrix viridicoerulea

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Psilothrix viridicoerulea
Psilothrix viridicoeruleus (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785) (16774575602).png
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Melyridae
Genus: Psilothrix
Species: P. viridicoerulea
Binomial name
Psilothrix viridicoerulea
(Geoffroy, 1785)

Psilothrix viridicoerulea is a species of soft-winged flower beetles belonging to the family Melyridae, subfamily Dasytinae.

This beetle is mainly present in Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece. There are additional localized populations in England, mostly on the southern coastline.

The adults grow up to 5–9 millimetres (0.20–0.35 in) long, and are quite common in summer on meadows, pastures, and grasslands, to be seen on a variety of flowers. Pronotum and elytra are punctuated and covered of black erect hairs. The colour of this beautiful insect is brilliant metallic blue-green.

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