Garden chafer

Phyllopertha horticola

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.
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

Appearance

7-12mm. Antennae black or with basal segment brown, club with three lamellae in both sexes. Head and pronotum bright metallic green with long outstanding pubescence. Head much more densely punctured than pronotum. Pronotum bordered throughout, front angles protruding and enclosing a small depression. Hind margin strongly sinuate. Scutellum metallic and punctured as pronotum. Elytra light or dark chestnut brown, darker laterally and along suture and with long, erect dark pubescence throughout. With prominent raised shoulders and regular strongly punctate striae although the puncturation tends to be confused basally. Last two abdomnal segments exposed although strongly deflexed so not usually visible from above. Legs and underside black. Meso and meta tibiae with long white pubescence on inner face. Claws strongly incurved, front and middle claws unequal; outer claw much longer and split longitudinally from tip. Hind tarsi with two claws (cf. Hoplia) almost equal, the outer a little longer but not split. Pro tarsi thicker in male.
Phyllopertha horticola (Linnaeus, 1758) Shiny Rutelinae, 10/11 mm long   France,Garden chafer,Geotagged,Phyllopertha Horticola,Scarabaeidae,Spring

Naming

Bracken chafer

References:

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http://www.thewcg.org.uk/scarabaeidae/0409.htm
Status: Unknown
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderColeoptera
FamilyRutelidae
GenusPhyllopertha
Species