From Go ahead, BUG meDynastes hercules PUPA! Not everyday you see something like this!
Photo by C.Nahaboo via Flickr.https://www.flickr.com/photos/insectopolis/12790870735/
You can view more of his photos here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/insectopolis/For those interested, this is what the adult form looks like:
FLOWER BEETLE or FLOWER CHAFER
Stephanorrhina guttata is small at only 20 mm in length, but has brilliant metallic coloration. S. guttata is yet another species of the multitude of cetoniine scarabs that live in the African tropics. Often referred to as the “Flower beetles”, cetoniines derive their common name from the fact that many species frequent flowers, where they feed upon nectar and pollen. Many plants in the tropics are assisted in the pollination process by these beetles.
The Featured Creature: Rainbow Milkweed Locust: A Real Toxic Beauty
Toxic and rainbows aren’t two words you normally associate with one another… unless you’re listening to Britney Spears and eating Lucky Charms. Then maybe.
However, today you can relate them easily when you take a gander at the breathtaking Rainbow Milkweed Locust.
jus checkin the time
gotta get ready for beetle work