Rose chafer

Rose chafer (Cetonia aurata – in Polish : Kruszczyca złotawka)) is a common insect in the Carpathian Mountains. This large and attractive beetle belongs to the family Scarabaeidae and can reach the length of 20 mm. It feeds on flower nectar and pollen. In the Low Beskid it can be spotted most often on sunny days in the flowers of Black Elder (Sambucus nigra).

The Low Beskid - Jasionka - Mount Cergowa (716 m)- Dukla - May 08, 2013.


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PAROFES - May 14, 2013 1:40 pm - Voted 9/10

Thanks Henry

for its name!

I have a photo from the same one, and it has scars too, I guess this little bug loves a good fight! hehehe

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