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Rutelidae family



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The most famous of the Rutelidae beetles are also known as Jewel Scarabs (not to be confused with Jewel Beetles which are beetles from the the Buprestidae family). They are brightly colored, metallic iridescent insects, some fetching exorbitant prices for the rarer species. One of the reasons why some are so rare is the location where they are found, high up in the Cloud Mountains of South America. Other species of Rutelidae are found in Asia and the males look quite different from its Occidental cousins. Fruhstorferia species have a set of mandibules that make them look like a Samurai helmet from a long gone period.

Rutelini subfamily


Areoda - Calomacraspis - Ceroplophana - Chalcoplethis - Chasmodia - Chlorota - Chrysina - Chrysophora - Cnemida - Cotalpa - Dicaulocephalus - Didrepanephorus - Fruhstorferia - Heterochelus - Heterosternus - Homonyx - Lagochile - Macraspis - Macropoidelimus - Macropoides - Oogenius - Paradorysthetus - Paraheterosternus - Parastasia - Paratelaugis - Parisolea - Pelidnota - Peltonotus - Peperonota - Plesiosternus - Plusiotis - Pseudothyridium - Ptenomela - Rutela

Misc subfamily


Anatista - Anomala - Anomalacra - Anomalorhina - Anoplognathus - Aulacopalpus - Balanogonia - Brachysternus - Callirhinus - Callistethus - Calloodes - Chalcochlamys - Chelilabia - Chrysochlamys - Dilophochila - Epectinaspis - Euchlora - Hylamorpha - Leptohoplia - Mazahuapertha - Mimela - Nayarita - Pachystethus - Phalangogonia - Phyllopertha - Platycoelia - Popillia - Rugopertha - Spodochlamys - Strigoderma - Yaaxkumukia

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