Fruit Beetle. Hi everyone I hope I am keeping your interest by showing you some of Africa’s nature , as most seemed interested in the beetles I uploaded I thought I would show you all a little more. Today’s Beetle was also caught on the fig trees around 30 mm in length but the girth is very deep. Un like the green beetle from the other day this type does not scrape the surface away but rather bore’s a hole into the fig itself ,He does seem to have claw type feet with two sharp spikes for gripping onto the fruit, I did not find many that were not embedded in the figs with the whole head.
V1. Beetles head totally embedded into the fig itself
V2. His wings going as he takes to flight
V3 the best I could do to show the entire Beetle, as he is unfolding his wings
Enjoy your week ahead and thank you for looking…John