Subject: Garden bug from South Africa
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
March 29, 2013 6:17 am
Hi. I live in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It is the tail end of summer. I have seen many of the bugs as per attached in the garden. It seems to be around the flowers as opposed to out in the veld. Is it possible for you to let me know what it is?
Sorry about the pins. NO it is not a ”woodoo bug” 😉
Signature: Sam Angell

Scarab Beetle

Scarab Beetle

Hi Sam,
This is a Scarab Beetle in the family Scarabidae, but we did not have any luck matching it to any photos online in our initial attempts.  Those pins are sure distracting.

Hi. Sorry about the pins. He was a bit floppy ……..
Thank you so much for helping me. I rally appreciate that.
Kind regards

Update:  December 29, 2013
We just received a comment indicating that this is a Zig-Zag Fruit Chafer,
Anisorrhina flavomaculata, which we found pictured on ISpot.

Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

2 Responses to Zig-Zag Fruit Chafer from South Africa

  1. Robert says:

    It is difficult, as he said, due to the pins, but look at Cetoniiae.

  2. rjpretor says:

    This is the zig-zag fruit chafer, Anisorrhina flavomaculata.

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