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Flower Chafer

Protaetia aurichalcea

Description:

Bronze and ivory. Gorgeous beetle.

Habitat:

Digging into a mango put out for the birds. On my rooftop terrace. Just allowed me 2 shots and then flew away with an angry whirring sound!

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5 Comments

Tukup
Tukup 8 months ago

Never heard of a Flower Chafer before. How interesting. Thanks for sharing Sukanya.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 8 months ago

Thank you Mark...we have some in really, really jewel-like ...sort of shiny metallic gemlike....https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/444233175.
and they love fruit..https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/77418999.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 months ago

Amazing patterns for a chafer. Ours are mostly so boring.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 8 months ago

Ha, ha, ha you may be right. Flower chafers love mango...

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 months ago

Beautiful beetle, Sukanya. Angry about leaving its mango to the birds, no doubt!

SukanyaDatta
Spotted by
SukanyaDatta

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Mar 25, 2021
Submitted on Mar 26, 2021

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