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Chafer

Description:

This is a thumb sized beetle, which has a cylindrical body.

Habitat:

Usually seen in lower altitudes.

Notes:

This one was strangely spotted at an altitude about 10,000 ft. It's perhaps been brought here blown by the wind from a lower altitude.

2 Species ID Suggestions

stho002
stho002 7 years ago
Chafer
Family Scarabaeidae
thaptor
thaptor 4 years ago
Patterned chafer
Polyphylla sp.


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2 Comments

thaptor
thaptor 4 years ago

A holarctic genus, in which most species are spotted, or striped, in white.

In the Himalaya, I guess, will be the southern border of the genus' range, and the altitude where you found it is probably fine for the species.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 years ago

Thanks stho002.

DrNamgyalTSherpa
Spotted by
DrNamgyalTSherpa

Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Spotted on Aug 31, 2012
Submitted on Oct 2, 2013

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