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rose chafer / Cetonia

Cetonia carthami

Description:

beetle, 20 mm (¾ in) long, that has metallic green coloration (but can be bronze, copper, violet, blue/black or grey) with a distinct V shaped scutellum, the small triangular area between the wing cases just below the thorax, and having several other irregular small white lines and marks. The underside is a coppery colour. Rose chafers are capable of very fast flight; they do it with their wing cases down thus resembling a bumble bee. They feed on flowers, nectar and pollen, in particular roses (from where they get their name); which is where they can be found on warm sunny days, between May and June/July, occasionally to September.

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Rose chafer
Cetonia aurata Cetonia aurata


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4 Comments

PatriciaPi
PatriciaPi 10 years ago

is definitely Cetonia carthami thanks anyway
:)

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 10 years ago

Hola Patricia, tal vez debería mirar a mi sugerencia y decidir cuál de ellos. Buenas fotos.

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 10 years ago

Hi Patricia, Maybe you should look at my suggestion and decide which one. Nice spotting.

PatriciaPi
PatriciaPi 10 years ago

did anyone knows if it's Cetonia carthami or C.aurata??

PatriciaPi
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PatriciaPi

Jalón/Xaló, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on May 11, 2012
Submitted on May 11, 2012

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