Tribe: Cetoniini (fruit and flower chafers)

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Arthopoda > Mandibulata > Atelocerata > Panhexapoda > Hexapoda > Insecta (insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Eumetabola > Holometabola > Coleoptera (beetles) > Polyphaga > Superfamily: Scarabaeoidea > Family: Scarabaeidae > Subfamily: Cetoniinae

Some genera and species that occur in southern Africa

Anisorrhina flavomaculata

Chlorocala africana

Anisorrhina flavomaculata (Zig-zag fruit chafer), 25mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Chlorocala africana, (Gleaming fruit chafer), 23mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Mecynorrhina passerinii

Mausoleopsis amabilis

Mecynorrhina passerinii (Orange-spotted fruit chafer), 31mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Mausoleopsis amabilis (White-spotted fruit chafer), 10-13mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Pachnoda sinuata

Trichostetha fascicularis

Pachnoda sinuata (Garden fruit chafer, Brown-and-yellow fruit chafer), 24mm, eating rose flower. See life cycle. [image H. Robertson, Iziko ].

 

Trichostetha fascicularis  (Protea beetle), 25mm on  protea flowerhead. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Taurhina splendens

Trichostetha capensis

Taurhina splendens (Regal fruit chafer), 30mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Trichostetha capensis (Brunia beetle) [image H. Robertson, Iziko ].

 

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