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Bee Chafer

Observed: 30th June 2013 By: Yannick OngenaYannick Ongena’s reputation in InvertebratesYannick Ongena’s reputation in InvertebratesYannick Ongena’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Mydaea's picture

This is T. zonatus. Check the

This is T. zonatus. Check the banding.

Christian Owen's picture

Bee Beetle

You may well be right...though i wouldn't like to call it on the elytra pattern. This can be variable in both species.

Fasciatus has a well-developed tooth-like projection on the middle tibiae whereas zonatus (aka rosaceus) projection is weak, not tooth like.

Location also favours it being T. zonatus.

Regards Chris. :)

Mydaea's picture

I have seen rather a lot of

I have seen rather a lot of T. fasciatus. I have never seen one with such widely separated black spots at the front of the elytra. In addition, the probability of fasciatus in Surbiton is vanishingly small.

Yannick Ongena's picture

Thanks guys. You are probably

Thanks guys.
You are probably right. I have mis-identified it because when I entered Bee Chafer in the observation I got the the fasciatus as recommended scientific name.