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Spotted flower chafer (Neorrhina punctatum) About 20mm long. Several of these were found on each of several flowers.<br />
On melaleuca in a local nature reserve.<br />
In a short season they appear in numbers suddenly then equally suddenly they are gone. Australia,Geotagged,Neorrhina punctata,Punctate flower chafer,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Spotted flower chafer (Neorrhina punctatum)

About 20mm long. Several of these were found on each of several flowers.
On melaleuca in a local nature reserve.
In a short season they appear in numbers suddenly then equally suddenly they are gone.

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The Punctate Flower Chafer or Spotted Flower Chafer, ''Neorrhina punctatum'', is a species of flower chafer. The chafers are beetles of subfamily Cetoniinae in the large scarab beetle family . Among the chafers, ''N. punctatum'' belongs to the tribe Schizorhinini.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Mark Ridgway
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By Mark Ridgway

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Uploaded Apr 1, 2016. Captured Jan 1, 2014 18:42 in 13 Wicks Rd, The Basin VIC 3154, Australia.
  • EX-Z2000
  • f/3.4
  • 1/200s
  • ISO64
  • 8.46mm