Spotted Flower Chafer

Neorrhina punctata

The Punctate Flower Chafer or Spotted Flower Chafer, ''Neorrhina punctatum'', is a species of flower chafer. The chafers are beetles of subfamily Cetoniinae in the large scarab beetle family . Among the chafers, ''N. punctatum'' belongs to the tribe Schizorhinini.
Spotted flower chafer (Neorrhina punctatum) About 20mm long. Several of these were found on each of several flowers.
On melaleuca in a local nature reserve.
In a short season they appear in numbers suddenly then equally suddenly they are gone. Australia,Geotagged,Neorrhina punctata,Punctate flower chafer,Summer

Naming

It is also known under several other scientific names, but these are obsolete or misspelled:
⤷  ''Cetonia punctata''
⤷  ''Cetonia punctatum'' Donovan, 1805
⤷  ''Neorrhina punctata''
⤷  ''Polystigma punctata''
⤷  ''Polystigma punctatum''
Spotted Flower Chafer.  Australia,Geotagged,Neorrhina punctata,Spotted Flower Chafer

Distribution

This beetle occurs in eastern Australia, from central New South Wales to northern Queensland.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderColeoptera
FamilyCetoniidae
GenusNeorrhina
SpeciesN. punctata
Photographed in
Australia