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Phyllopertha horticola - Copula Them being called "Rose-beetle" in Dutch and doing it on a rose deserves them their little moment in the spotlights, me thinks :o) Anomalini,Garden chafer,Jane's garden,Phyllopertha,Phyllopertha Horticola,Phyllopertha horticola,Rutelidae,Rutelinae,Scarabeoidea,copulation,nl: Rozenkever Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Phyllopertha horticola - Copula

Them being called "Rose-beetle" in Dutch and doing it on a rose deserves them their little moment in the spotlights, me thinks :o)

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  1. A shining moment indeed :) Posted 10 months ago
    1. Good sport for giving them even more shine on the home page ;o) Posted 10 months ago
  2. Oh, wow! So colorful and detailed! Posted 10 months ago
    1. Thanks Pato - a very common beetle but the shot came out nicely I think :o) Posted 10 months ago

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The Phyllopertha horticola is a beetle of the family Scarab Beetles (Scarabaeidae), and is also called chafer beetle. The beetle is somewhat similar to the related June beetle, yet it is smaller, and more hairy on the elytra. The elytra are reddish colored, the rest of the body is black with a green-blue, metallic sheen.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Jun 13, 2020.