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Flower chafer

Protaetia( Indoprotaetia) alboguttata

Description:

Flower chafers are a group of scarab beetles, comprising the subfamily Cetoniinae. Many species are diurnal and visit flowers for pollen and nectar, or to browse on the petals. Some species also feed on fruit.

Habitat:

Seen at a small forest near a farm.

Notes:

Better Quality pic at : https://www.flickr.com/photos/satyenmeht...

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago
Flower Chafer
Protaetia( Indoprotaetia) alboguttata http://projects.biodiversity.be/openup/rbins/2543.jpg


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2 Comments

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Thanks for the ID doc :)

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Scarabaeidae, Cetoniinae, Protaetia( Indoprotaetia) alboguttata. Protaetia is the genus and Indoprotaetia is the subgenus.
http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxonimage/id218...
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:P...
http://www.nbaii.res.in/insectpests/Prot...

Wild Things
Spotted by
Wild Things

Thane, Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Jul 6, 2014
Submitted on Jul 16, 2014

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