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Tropinota squalida ssp canariensis Sadly, this is the best picture I managed to get of the critter :-/ Cetoniidae,Cetoniinae,Cetoniini,Geotagged,La Palma (Canary Islands),Scarabaeidae,Spain,Tropinota,Tropinota squalida,Tropinota squalida ssp canariensis Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. I had this species to JD list and it was left behind for so long :o)
    do you know what was he eating?
    Very nice entry, Arp!
    Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thanks Rui, your images should all be T. squalida as well :o) Strangely we don't seem to have T. hirta yet on JD ... not sure if I have it ... Posted 2 months ago
      1. Thanks Arp! Posted 2 months ago

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''Tropinota squalida'' is a beetle species belonging to the family Scarabaeidae, subfamily Cetoniinae.

These beetles are mainly found in France, Italy, Greece, Macedonia, Portugal, former Yugoslavia, Spain, in the Near East and in North Africa.

Larvae feed on roots, while the adults can be encountered from May through July feeding on flowers. They are 10–15 millimetres long.

Head, scutellum and elytra are dark-brown, with a thick and long tawny hair on elytra and.. more

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Dec 19, 2019. Captured in Diseminado Punta Fuencalie, 5, 38740, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.