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Rose chafer

Cetonia aurata


Cetonia aurata, known as the rose chafer, or more rarely as the green rose chafer, is a beetle, 20 mm (¾ in) long, that has metallic green coloration (but can be bronze, copper, violet, blue/black or grey) with a distinct V shaped scutellum, the small triangular area between the wing cases just below the thorax, and having several other irregular small white lines and marks. The underside is a coppery colour. (from wikipedia)


southern and central europe and southern part of UK

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svenreljic 11 years ago

Tnx Mick! I was lucky.

svenreljic 11 years ago

Svitlana, thank you for ID!

MickGrant 11 years ago

Splendid macro!

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Splitsko-Dalmatinska, Croatia

Spotted on May 8, 2008
Submitted on Aug 8, 2011

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