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Bee Beetle

Trichius, fasciatus/ zonatus

Description:

The Bee beetle, a Scarab flower chafer, eating a Spear Thistle in the Scottish Highlands.



1 species ID suggestions

Bee beetle
Trichius zonatus

10 Comments

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw a year ago

Cute and beautiful!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate a year ago

Love this! The 4th picture looks like a baby duck.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri a year ago

wonderful spotting with all nice pictures,,

Seema
Seema a year ago

great find..

RolandEGauthier
RolandEGauthier a year ago

Beautiful find, this beetle has no enemies but birds as it deco on its back resembles big eyes and a face to scare predators..such a nice picture.

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek a year ago

I like hairy beetles, I would call him Ringo ... must be something seeing them in flight?

SamJMurray
SamJMurray a year ago

Looking at all the images on Google I can't determine what stands between the zonatus and fasciatus...

SamJMurray
SamJMurray a year ago

Thankyou Podevijn, and Reza. Which shall I choose, Trichius zonatus or fasciatus?? I am not sure yet. I shall go off and decide, but thanks very much indeed to you both. This fellow was great to meet. Ignored me completely, or at least when he wondered what the big lense was up at him he just stuck himself more deeply into the Thistle and kept on eating. Marvellous little creature.

chesterbperry
chesterbperry a year ago

Very cool!

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh a year ago

Awesome spotting....Yours looks like a Trichius fasciatus but I am not sure so am adding a link for you to look at and maybe help you identify this cool bug :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee_beetle

Scotland, United Kingdom

Lat: 57.38, Long: -4.49

Spotted on Jul 12, 2012
Submitted on Oct 12, 2012

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