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Protaetia fusca Herbst, 1790, also called Mango Flower Beetle, Mottled Flower Scarab. Dark brown beetle, about 1.5cm in body length, with light brown patches on its thorax and elytra. It has noticeable thorn-like structure at its elytra near the tip of the abdomen. Flower chafers are a group of scarab beetles comprising the subfamily Cetoniinae (order Coleoptera, family Scarabaeidae, subfamily Cetoniinae Leach, 1815). Many species are diurnal and visit flowers for pollen and nectar, or to browse on the petals. Some species also feed on fruit. The group is also called fruit and flower chafers, flower beetles and flower scarabs. There are around 4,000 species, many of them still undescribed.
Backyard garden, spotted eating at a pod of a Caesalpinia pulcherrima plant (Poinciana) from pea family.
Similar to my previous spotting - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/170.... http://salagubang.net/pages/gallery/gall.... http://www.meloidae.com/en/pictures/1176.... http://www.saveourwaterwaysnow.com.au/01.... http://www.thebugmaniac.com/index.cfm/pa.... See similar spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/881....