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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 Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Aug 25, 2016. Captured Aug 21, 2016 09:24 in 8103, Golemo Malovo, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/160s
  • ISO125
  • 100mm