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Does anybody know what kind of beetle this is please?

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 300mm F4 L IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Scarab Beetle?
Username:cheddar-caveman cheddar-caveman
Uploaded:28 May 2008 - 9:28 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Barbaraj
Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
28 May 2008 - 10:37 AM

Whatever it is , it is colourful against the flower head.

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janet
janet  1227 forum posts England
28 May 2008 - 11:49 AM

Well captured!

I believe this beetle is a Rose Chafer. ( cetonia aurata L ).

Jan.

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cheddar-caveman
28 May 2008 - 3:37 PM

Thanks Janet - you are absolutely correct so I have just found out from another forum!

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