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Flower Chaffer beetle

Oxycetonia versicolor


It is a small sized beetle. The head is small and black in colour. Protonum- is maroon or reddish with two black vertical line or spots towards the anterior end and there is a black horizontal black line towards the posterior end near scutellum. Scutellum- blackish. Elytra- edges are black and reddish vertical thick vertical line at the centre and each elyta has four goldenish horizontal spots. The legs has goldenish hairs (setae- sensitive to touch, taste, smell, light), legs- blackish. Abdomen- on lateral sides has 5 golden spots or lines.


This beetle was encountered last night in the house.

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Katpadi, Karnataka, India

Spotted on May 9, 2021
Submitted on May 10, 2021

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