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Bee Beetle

Trichius, fasciatus/ zonatus


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

1 species ID suggestions

Bee beetle
Trichius zonatus


YukoChartraw 2 years ago

Cute and beautiful!

LaurenZarate 2 years ago

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

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 2 years ago

wonderful spotting with all nice pictures,,

Seema 2 years ago

great find..

RolandEGauthier 3 years 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 3 years ago

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

SamJMurray 3 years ago

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

SamJMurray 3 years 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 3 years ago

Very cool!

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 :)

Scotland, United Kingdom

Lat: 57.38, Long: -4.49

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

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