Subject:  Beetle identity please
Geographic location of the bug:   Johannesburg South Africa
Date: 01/14/2019
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

Flower Chafer: Dicranorrhina derbyana

Dear 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.

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

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