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Hairy Flower Chafer Beetle

Oxythyrea sp.


The first picture clearly shows the hairs but o the other two they are difficult to see, probably due to the camera angle. If I recall correctly, they were about a half inch long.


Coastal marshes on a thistle.


oxyjack 12 years ago

This one was ID'ed as O. funesta, and it looks very similar to yours:

oxyjack 12 years ago

I wonder how important the spot pattern is to the species ID. O. funresta is the only pilose Oxythrea I've found so far, and some are more densely hairy than others.

I see the Oxythyrea funesta is also called a White-spotted Rose Beetle, but the white spot pattern does not match that one.

oxyjack 12 years ago

You're welcome Malcom!

Thanks for the comments and ID, I have amended the headings.

oxyjack 12 years ago

It looks very similar to O. funesta, but yours is definitely hairier.

Megs18 12 years ago

He's cute!

rutasandinas 12 years ago

Grandiosas series muy bello

Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on Apr 8, 2012
Submitted on Apr 12, 2012

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