Euphoria (beetle)

name = Euphoria

image_caption = "Euphoria fulgida"
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Arthropoda
classis = Insecta
ordo = Coleoptera
familia = Scarabaeidae
subfamilia = Cetoniinae
genus = "Euphoria"
genus_authority = Burmeister, 1842

"Euphoria" is a genus of New World scarab beetles in the subfamily Cetoniinae, the flower chafers. It is estimated that there are 20-29 species of the genus "Euphoria" in North America. These beetles are diurnal, and visit flowers to obtain pollen and/or nectar. The larvae (grubs) are reported to live in decomposing matter, but some may have an association with ants (Insects of Cedar Creek). There are about 120 names available in the genus, but is not clear how many constitute valid species. Jesus Orozco at the University of Nebraska is doing a phylogenetic revision of the group that will help to solve some of the problems.

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*Bartlett, Troy, et al. [ BugGuide] --accessed 28 May 2006
*Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence (1961). "A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America". Evanston, Illinois: Row, Peterson, and Company.
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*Orozco, Jesus. [ American Cetoniinae] --accesed 8 Apr 2008
*Smith, A. B. T. 2003. Checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of the Nearctic Realm. Version 3. Electronically published, Lincoln, Nebraska. 74 pp, available [ here] .

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