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Burying beetle

By Squirrel  
Not the sharpest or closest macro shot. I didn't want to disturb it by moving the stamens to get better view of the head. Can anyone identify this species for me. Its about 15-20mm in length. It was burying its head in the stamens of a purple aster. First time I have seen one on a flower. Would it have been feeding on the nectar? Could it be classified as a non specific pollinator?


Tags: Beetle Close-up and macro Green beetle

Voters: Ted447, mike9005, Toobi_Won and 6 more


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Toobi_Won 8 77 7 England
17 Aug 2019 10:11AM
it's a Rose Chafer (Cetonia aurata), Jacqueline, they feed on flowers.
Where do you live?
They tend to be found throughout the south of the UK
Mike
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9 3 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2019 12:45PM
My favourite colour !! Good image and subject...
Isabel GrinGrin

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