Bee beetle

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Bee beetles
Trichius zonatus.jpg
Trichius zonatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Scarabaeidae
Subfamily: Trichiinae (disputed)
Genus: Trichius
Fabricius, 1775
Species

Several, see text

The bee beetles are scarab beetles of the subfamily Trichiinae, which is sometimes included in the Cetoniinae as a tribe.

They have hairy sides of the elytra like their relatives, and the upper sides of the elytra are usually yellow with prominent black blotches which form incomplete bands. This, and the fact that seen from the side they resemble a hairy plump bee, has given them their common name.

Species include:

External links[edit]

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