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Large, flying insect. Jewel green with two black patches in some and an orangey-gold wash on the wings in some others. Tiny lines, somewhat like running stitch can be seen in clsoeups of the dorsal surface. Wikipedia says the colours are entirely structural, not produced by pigments. Seems the colours can stay put for 200 years!
I put out over ripe bananas for a civet cat that used to be a regular but now does not come everyday. These flowerchafers are getting drunk on the banana juice. Initially juts one; yesterday I had three of these. My first sighting in Kolkata.
I saw on so embedded and actually upside down...in the banana that an at was attacking it and it could not move...I wonder if the juice had fermented and it was drunk. i intervened and set it upright whereupon it flew clumsily away.
Spotted on Jun 8, 2020
Submitted on Jun 9, 2020
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