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Trichius gallicus Found this beetle today, in a little park in my hometown Wijk bij Duurstede the Netherlands. French Flower Chafer,Geotagged,Netherlands,Summer,Trichius gallicus,Trichius zonatus Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Trichius gallicus

Found this beetle today, in a little park in my hometown Wijk bij Duurstede the Netherlands.

    comments (15)

  1. A really beautiful beetle! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you Marta. Posted 2 years ago
  2. Very lovely, what a gorgeous species, the colours here so pretty. A positively hirsute little character. Cracking shot Paul. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank a lot Ruth.
      Posted 2 years ago
  3. Excellent shot, Paul! Posted 2 years ago
    1. thank you so much Ferdy. Posted 2 years ago
  4. For ID change (or rather just a name change really) please refer to forum:
    Posted 2 years ago
  5. Today's Facebook post:

    Trichius gallicus is a species of 'bee beetle' that get their nickname from the copious amount of pubescence (adorable fuzz) that covers their bodies. Many beetles, such as this species, are among nature's forgotten pollinators, meaning that they don't usually get the recognition they deserve for their pollination services.

    Here are some crazy facts: with nearly 400,000 known species, beetles represent the largest order of insects. Nearly 25% of known animal species are beetles! Furthermore, beetles are the largest group of pollinating animals! Of the approximately 350,000 known species of flowering plants, beetles visit about 90% of them! They are essential pollinators, whether they mean to be or not.

    Some beetles visit flowers to feast on pollen, nectar, or the plants themselves, while others use the flowers as a hiding place from which to ambush and devour other insects. But, regardless of their purpose, the beetles get pollen stuck in their hairs, which they then transfer to other flowers. And, bam --plants get pollinated. Even better, pollinator hairiness is positively correlated to pollinator success. The fuzzier, the better, which makes us assume this beetle must be top notch! #JungleDragon #beebeetle #Trichiuszonatus #Cantharophily

    For more of Paul's spectacular photos: https://www.jungledragon.com/user/4061/popular

    Posted 2 years ago, modified 2 years ago
  6. Is this Trichius zonatus or Trichius gallicus? The title and species ID are different. Posted 2 years ago
    1. I've changed the titel Christine, thank you for being so attentive. Posted 2 years ago
      1. No problem :). I've updated the FB post as well with the correct info. Posted 2 years ago
  7. Wow Paul, Magic! Good eye. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks a lot Natty. Posted 2 years ago
  8. Beautiful beetle n beautiful shoot Posted 2 years ago
  9. Today's Facebook post:

    Happy New Year! To say that 2020 was a challenging year would be an understatement. But, it was not without beauty or inspiration. During 2020, the JungleDragon community uploaded more than 17,000 photos and over 3,700 new species to the website!

    Thank you to all of our members and supporters for your passion, dedication to nature and photography, and encouragement! You make JungleDragon special, and we appreciate you!

    We are excited to continue sharing, inspiring, and learning about nature together with you in 2021! We wish you all the best for the upcoming year!!

    Here are ten of the most popular photos shared on JungleDragon during 2020! Enjoy!! {See photos for credits} #JungleDragon #Nature #2020

    Posted 2 years ago

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Trichius gallicus is a beetle species belonging to the family Scarabaeidae, subfamily Cetoniinae.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Paul Dirksen

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Uploaded Jun 27, 2020. Captured Jun 26, 2020 10:30 in Geul 18, 3961 HX Wijk bij Duurstede, Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/10.0
  • 1/512s
  • ISO1000
  • 100mm