Punctate flower chafer

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Punctate flower chafer
Punctate flower chafer.jpg
At Swifts Creek, Victoria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Scarabaeidae
Subfamily: Cetoniinae
Genus: Neorrhina
Species: N. punctata
Binomial name
Neorrhina punctata
(Donovan, 1805)
Synonyms

Numerous, see text

The Punctate Flower Chafer or Spotted Flower Chafer, Neorrhina punctatum, is a species of flower chafer. The chafers are beetles of subfamily Cetoniinae in the large scarab beetle family (Scarabaeidae). Among the chafers, N. punctatum belongs to the tribe Schizorhinini.

This beetle occurs in eastern Australia, from central New South Wales to northern Queensland.[1]

It is also known under several other scientific names, but these are obsolete or misspelled:

  • Cetonia punctata (lapsus)
  • Cetonia punctatum Donovan, 1805
  • Neorrhina punctata (lapsus)
  • Polystigma punctata (lapsus)
  • Polystigma punctatum (Donovan, 1805)


References[edit]

Media related to Neorrhina punctatum at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ "Punctate flower chafer fact file". Australian Museum. Archived from the original on 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2007-05-15.