Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Spotted Flower Chafer Beetle

Spotted Flower Chafer - Neorrhina punctatum (Polystigmapunctatum)

I found this pretty beetle inside at work, in Highfields. I’d not seen this one before, so had to photograph it for an I.d. Luckily I can always count on the fabulous Brisbane Insects website to narrow down an identification for me!   This beautiful beetle is appropriately named a Spotted Flower Chafer. These beautiful yellow and black insects are often mistaken for bees, as they mimic them and wasps when hovering over flowers.

Judi Gray

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