For the identification of insects and other fauna and flora of South Africa.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Amethyst Fruit Chafer (Leucocelis amethystina) Scarabaeidae

This Chafer was buried in these tiny flowers and did not even blink when I brought the camera near.
They feed on the flowers of different kinds of shrubs.
If you want to catch any, just put out some fruit baits and you will see how quickly they gather there.
They are fairy common in the northern half of South Africa.

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