Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

metallic beetle

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

5 Comments

shiny

Julie47
Julie47 a year ago

I have information on a beetle from Thailand-Elytra Sternocera, belongs to the Buprestidae family. It is more textured than yours is smooth, but it is also iridescent. Great find!!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta a year ago

I know and that is why it is not an ID suggestion...but the similarities are interesting especially in some images...Flowerchafers come in such spectacolar colours...this one is wonderful. I hope you get a proper ID soon.

EduardoFrick
EduardoFrick a year ago

Thanks, SukanyaDatta, but ... An european beetle in Brazil? Also, Cetonia aurata have irregular marks, but in this beetle the surface is smooth as if it had been polished

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta a year ago

Looks somewhat like Cetonia aurata, the Rose Flowerchafer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cetonia_au...

EduardoFrick
Spotted by
EduardoFrick

Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo, Brazil

Spotted on Feb 3, 2020
Submitted on Feb 3, 2020

Spotted for Mission

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team