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Rose Chafer (Cetonia aurata)
Photo By Macca Sheffield, England (June 2011)

Rose Chafer (Cetonia aurata)

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Metallic green with white marks which look like sideways cracks on the wing cases. The underside is a copper colour.
They fly with their wing cases closed.
Usually seen May-July, occasionally as late as September.
Adults feed on flowers (especially roses).

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