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Apple Blossom Beetle (Tropinota hirta)

Observed: 13th May 2013 By: GaryTGaryT’s reputation in InvertebratesGaryT’s reputation in InvertebratesGaryT’s reputation in Invertebrates
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These are chafers - probably

These are chafers - probably in subfamily Cetoniinae - there are many European species

Rob Coleman

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Tropinota probably T. hirta;

Tropinota probably T. hirta; hairier and more southern than Oxythyrea, and with a raised line in middle of thorax. Sometimes put in genus Epicometis

Max Barclay, Beetle Curator, The Natural History Museum

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Thanks for that Max, sounds a very good description of the beetles i saw. Cheers