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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Emerald Fruit Chafer

This beetle (Rhabdotis aulica) belongs to the Scarab family. They are of medium size, about 1 inch in body length. There was another tiny beetle to the right of it watching everything it did. Maybe it was wishing it was the same size so it could more readily scare off predators. :)
The adults feed on flowers and fruits. When the Acacia trees are in bloom, there are hundreds on them in these trees.

2 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Like that emerald green color.

Jonker Fourie said...

Another one I don't think we have down around PE