Subject: Is this a Eudicella Beetle?
Location: Greendale Harare 17 48′ 28.9″ S 31 6′ 42.5″ E
February 10, 2016 11:44 am
This fellow was sitting on a chair in our garden in Harare. I think it might be a Eudicella beetle but would like a proper identification. The picture was taken on Monday or Tuesday by my sister. I include the housefly to give an idea of the size of the beetle.
The weather here is late summer/ rainy season.
Signature: Upapa Epops
We believe this gorgeous Regal Fruit Chafer is Ranzania splendens. We researched much information in our previous posting. There are many similarities to the members of the genus Eudicella since they are in the same family. We located images of them on Flower Beetles.
Thank you so much for your prompt reply and the links to the other lovely beetles. So nice to have them in the garden.
Correction: February 16, 2019
Thanks to a comment from Rob, we would like to clarify that the scientific name for this Regal Fruit Chafer is Taurhina splendens which we verified on iNaturalist.