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Zig zag fruit chafer - Anisorrhina flavomaculata

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Zig zag fruit chafer - Anisorrhina flavomaculata

Unread post by salamanda » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:32 pm

Can anyone ID this beetle for me , seen in the KZN Midlands?

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by Andy M » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:06 am

Hello salamanda. Your beetle is a Zig-zag Fruit Chafer (Anisorrhina flavomaculata). They feed on various fruits, including prickly pears, flowers and sap flows.
{Source : "Field Guide to Insects of South Africa" page 202}

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by salamanda » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:27 am

Many thanks Andy M. What a beauty!

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:38 am

Lovely pic Salamanda and thanks for the ID Andy! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Zig zag fruit chafer - Anisorrhina flavomaculata

Unread post by Grantmissy » Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:52 am

Thanks. This is very interesting.
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Re: Zig zag fruit chafer - Anisorrhina flavomaculata

Unread post by Hugh » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:54 am

:D When I saw that heading I thought it was SPAM but what a nice beetle with a name like that it should be Nice photo too
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Re: Zig zag fruit chafer - Anisorrhina flavomaculata

Unread post by hilda » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:36 pm

Very interesting! If only I could remember all these names! :D

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Re: Zig zag fruit chafer - Anisorrhina flavomaculata

Unread post by isinkwe » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:54 pm

hilda wrote:Very interesting! If only I could remember all these names! :D


Remember the names , I cant even say the name :D :D :D , the first bits fine , but the rest , a complete mystery :hmz:
Isn't it just amazing how potatoes give us fries and vodka? :D The rest of the vegetables should get their act together :rtm:

So when is old enough to know better supposed to kick in ? :hmz:

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Re: Zig zag fruit chafer - Anisorrhina flavomaculata

Unread post by Mischief » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:14 pm

Isinkwe :lol: :lol: :lol:
Such a small insect with such a big name but very informative nonetheless thank you :thumbs_up:
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