Goldsmith Beetle Cotalpa lanigera (Linnaeus, 1758)    Synonyms: Cotalpa lanigera lanigera.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Coleoptera   >   Family Scarabaeidae   >   Genus Cotalpa   

Description:

Female scatters eggs on soil near a tree. Larvae burrow to reach their food source, rotting logs and roots. They pupate at the end of one or two years in earthen cells. (BugGuide.)

There are 12 records in the project database.

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A Goldsmith Beetle in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/17/2015). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A Goldsmith Beetle in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/11/2019). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Goldsmith Beetle in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/17/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Goldsmith Beetle found in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/9/2014). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A Goldsmith Beetle in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/25/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Goldsmith Beetle in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/21/2020). (c) jakeschneider00, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jakeschneider00 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Goldsmith Beetle collected in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/27/2006). Photo by Frank Guarnieri. (MBP list)


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