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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Noondueler - May 15, 2013 10:29 pm - Voted 10/10

The fellow

looks like a well armored little tank.

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