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Rose Chaffer Lokrum Island, Croatia (May, 2016).<br />
Beetles up to 20 mm long, with a metallic green color and a distinct V-shaped scutellum (the small V-shaped area between the wing cases). it may show several small, irregular, white lines and marks. The underside of the beetle has a coppery colour, and its upper side is sometimes bronze, copper, violet, blue/black, or grey.        Cetonia aurata,Croatia,Geotagged,Rose chafer,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Rose Chaffer

Lokrum Island, Croatia (May, 2016).
Beetles up to 20 mm long, with a metallic green color and a distinct V-shaped scutellum (the small V-shaped area between the wing cases). it may show several small, irregular, white lines and marks. The underside of the beetle has a coppery colour, and its upper side is sometimes bronze, copper, violet, blue/black, or grey.

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''Cetonia aurata'', called the rose chafer or, sometimes, the green rose chafer or goldsmith beetle, is a beetle, 20 mm long, that has a metallic green colouration and a distinct V-shaped scutellum.

The scutellum is the small V-shaped area between the wing cases; it may show several small, irregular, white lines and marks.

The underside of the beetle has a coppery colour, and its upper side is sometimes bronze, copper, violet, blue/black, or grey.

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Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Jul 29, 2016. Captured May 29, 2016 13:38 in Lokrum ul., 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • SP-100EE
  • f/2.9
  • 10/2000s
  • ISO125
  • 4.3mm