Goliathus albosignatus (Goliath beetle)
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> Polyphaga > Superfamily: Scarabaeoidea >
Family: Scarabaeidae > Subfamily:
Cetoniinae > Tribe: Goliathiini
species in the Goliathus genus are native to Africa and are primarily
tropical. Goliathus albosignatus occurs in the more temperate south
eastern part of Africa. This is the largest fruit chafer in the
southern African region and reaches about 40-60mm. They are known to gather in Marula trees (Sclerocarya birrea caffra)
and adults feed on a variety of
fruits and also on gum and sap from Acacia trees.
Goliathus albosignatus (Goliath
40-60mm, is the largest
beetle in the southern African region - east Africa and northern South African.
[image by A. Weaving ©, from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa,
used with permission].