Subject: Beetle identity please
Geographic location of the bug: Johannesburg South Africa
Time: 12:47 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello. This beetle is nesting in an oak tree could you please help identify it?
How you want your letter signed: Trudi
This beautiful Scarab Beetle is one of the Fruit and Flower Chafers, and adults often feed on foods high in sugar. We suspect this individual might be feeding on plant sap. We found a matching image in our archives of Dicranorrhina derbyana which we are confident is also your species.