Rose chafer beetle feeding on flower (Cetonia aurata)

beautiful rose chafer

now that autumn is almost upon us – have you seen the leaves changing already! -am managing to catch up with some shots taken earlier this summer.

took, what I thought was a nice sequence of this beautiful rose chafer (Cetonia aurata) feeding on a flower.

this beetle is a member of the Scarabidae or dung beetle family, and apparently is very fast at flying (due to the fact it keeps it’s wing cases down during flight). there was no chance of me seeing this though, as this beetle was so engrossed in feeding on the nectar and pollen of this flower!

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