Subject: Yellow & black beetle
November 21, 2014 5:48 am
hiya!!! Here’s hoping you can identify this bug. Seen in the eastern area (mutare) of Zimbabwe in late November (summer/rainy season). Looking forward to hearing from you!!!!
This beautiful Scarab is an Orange Spotted Fruit Chafer, Mecynorrhina passerinii, and it is pictured on Biodiversity Explorer as well as on Meloidae.com. Finally, iSpot is a wonderful place to look up South African insects. The horns indicate your individual is a male.