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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Fruit Chafer (Dischista rufa)

Family Scarabaeidae
A medium-sized beetle of about 2.5cm in length.
Easily confused with other Dischista who’s colouring is very similar.


Rhodesia said...

We have (I think) the Rose chafer beetle here, they can eat a lot!!! Have a good weekend. We have visitors from JHB staying tomorrow :-) Diane

Gaelyn said...

Also looks similar to the emerald chafer we saw by the Vortreckers Museum in 2010.

Firefly said...

I'm sure I've seen the green variety before