Saturday, March 05, 2016

Flower chafer

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. The group is also called fruit and flower chafersflower beetles and flower scarabs. There are around 4,000 species, many of them still undescribed.

I noticed this scarab beetle in Hiiumaa, last summer. Due to macro lens it was possible for me to get quite close and get a close-up of the back of the beetle.

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