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Monday, August 20, 2012

Fruit Chafer (Cheirolasia burkei)

Family Scarabaeidae
I am looking for a book on beetles which is out of print. If anyone has a copy they are not using, please can you contact me on: natureswow at gmail dot com
The book is called: Fruit Chafers of Southern Africa by HOLM, E. and MARAIS, E. 1992.
 There were dozens of them all mating in the trees. There are many of there Fruit Chafers with the same coloration but the patterns are different so without a good book, they are not easy to tell apart and identify.
This was I.D. by Andrew Deacon on iSpot. Thank you Andrew!!