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This species has a robust, oval deep bodied shape and a color ranging from green to purpleish black. C. opuntiae has the anterolateral margins of its pronotum thickened and reflexed. This species has a long rostrum obtaining its 4th abdominal sternum. Ventroposteriour protuberance of pygophore low and broad. This species exhibits regional variability with the northern specimens darker and near 16 mm in size and the southern specimens green and smaller (Thomas 1983). Length 11-16 mm.

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