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Manuka Chafer

Pyronota festiva


Small scarab at about 5mm in length. Shiny green with a red stripe where the elytra meet. They feed primarily on Manuka trees, hence their name, but are also known to feed on grass roots, which is why it is considered a pest on pastures.


Found along the Great Alpine Highway in the Southern Alps.

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Felix Fleck
Spotted by
Felix Fleck

Canterbury, New Zealand

Spotted on Dec 16, 2010
Submitted on Jul 2, 2017

Spotted for Mission

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