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Rose chafer

Cetonia aurata

Description:

The metallic green coloring of the beetle is caused by the reflection of mostly circularly polarised light, typically left circularly polarised light. When viewed through a right circular polariser, the beetle appears to be colorless.

Habitat:

Dry karst meadow.

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Slovenia

Spotted on May 23, 2014
Submitted on Jan 16, 2015

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