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Oxythyrea funesta is a beetle species belonging to the family Cetoniidae. The larvae (30 mm long) feed on plant roots until next spring in the soil. The adults appear early in the spring with a size of 8–12 millimetres. Their colour is black with bronze luster showing white spots on pronotun and on elytra and are completely covered with a white pubescence. Older specimens usually have no hairs, as they are rubbed off with time.
It is present in most of Europe. This one was spotted on a Cistus ladanifer (jara pringosa) flower in an open Mediterranean forest, in Parque Nacional de Monfragüe.
They are considered an insect pest that do not just feed on pollen, but rode the floral organs, especially damaging light in color buds and flowers. Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/250 sec. f/14 ISO Speed Rating: 200. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired