Green Scarab Beetle from Hungary

Subject:  Shiny green bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Hungary
Date: 09/08/2017
Time: 05:22 PM EDT
We found this bug on our holiday in Hungary, around the forest near the Balaton Lake. The bug was shiny green when we touched it changed colour.
How you want your letter signed:  Norbert

Green Scarab Beetle

Dear Norbert,
We believe your pretty green Scarab Beetle is a European Rose Chafer, a very different species from the North American Rose Chafer.  Here is an image from Insect Collector’s Shop of
Cetonia aurata pisana which is a dead ringer for your beetle.  Other images can be found on Insecta.Pro and Bio Lib.

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