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Flower Chafer Beetle - Euglypta flavopunctata Not sure if this could be a Flower Chafer Beetle "Cetoniidae",Beetle,Cetoniinae,Euglypta flavopunctata,Geotagged,Mindoro,Philippines,Puerto Gallera,Scarabaeidae,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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  1. Hi Albert,
    Have a look here:
    http://insecterra.forumactif.com/t23542-cetoine-des-philippines-1
    Same critter me says. According to the remarks a revision would be in order, but for the time being it would seem that these may be identified as Astraea simillima. I'll cross check with other Astraea spp in some literature probably tomorrow. For now I'll tag as Astraea simillima.

    P.S. Ahwww ... here is another discussion *rolleyes* :
    https://www.insecte.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=135253
    There it is mentioned that supposedly Astraea is synonymized with Reineria, but for the species name they suggest flavopunctata. So that gives us Reineria flavopunctata and Reineria simillima to investigate ... and maybe some species in the genus Euglypta. In short: It'll need more research ...
    Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
    1. Thanks, Arp :) for the extensive research.
      And sometimes confusing or complicated as various websites could give different possible IDs and one could possible be wrong :(
      Posted 3 years ago
      1. Hi Albert, I'm still trying to get my head around this one :-/ I have checked with the book by Sakai & Nagai (Cetoniine Beetles of the World) and in that the only match is flavopunctata, but it doesn't have simillima and some other closely related species ... still trying to find more info/publications and just found the revision by Miksic online (only parts 2-4, not 1) so hopefully it is covered there - still downloading though, so I will need some more time .... Posted 3 years ago
        1. Hi Arp, sorry for not acknowledging your additional comment earlier.
          I came across another reference showing very similar looking specimen also from the same Island I saw this one, so am setting the ID to Euglypta flavopunctata.
          Posted 4 months ago

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Euglypta flavopunctata is a species of Scarab/Chafer Beetle from the family of Scarabaeidae.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Albert Kang
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Uploaded Dec 6, 2016. Captured Mar 30, 2016 16:43 in Unnamed Road, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines.
  • NIKON D5200
  • f/22.0
  • 1/180s
  • ISO800
  • 200mm