Flower Chafer from India:

Subject:  Identify this bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Bangalore ,india
Date: 07/30/2018
Time: 01:25 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi bugman,
I found this gorgeous fellow on my office floor. Would love to know more about him .
How you want your letter signed:  Shweta

Flower Chafer: Protaetia aurichalcea

Dear Shweta,
This Scarab Beetle is one of the Fruit and Flower Chafers in the subfamily Cetoniinae, and we are confident we have identified it as Protaetia aurichalcea thanks to images on BioLib and  pxhere.  According to Biodiversity India:  “Flower chafers are a group of scarab beetles, comprising the subfamily Cetoniinae. Many species are diurnal and visit flowers for pollen and nectar, or to browse on the petals. Some species also feed on fruit. The group is also called fruit and flower chafers, flower beetles and flower scarabs. There are around 4,000 species, many of them still undescribed.”

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