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The species is very similar to the related Oxythyrea funesta, but is smaller (7-11 mm). The beetle is flat, rectangular-shaped, black in colour, without metallic shine. The surface of the body is sparsely covered with hairs. The most apparent difference from O. funesta is that in O. cinctella the edges of the thorax have a more or less continous whitish margin. The elytrae are covered with whitish spots.
Host plants: The adult beetle causes damage to flowers of many orchard trees, like pear,.. more

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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Uploaded Jun 19, 2017. Captured Jun 18, 2017 08:10 in Epar.Od. Nikitis-Sartis, Paradisos 630 81, Greece.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/6.3
  • 1/125s
  • ISO200
  • 100mm