Polybaphes sanguinolenta

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Polybaphes sanguinolenta
Scarabaeidae - Polybaphes sanguinolenta.jpg
Polybaphes sanguinolenta. Mounted specimen on display at the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano
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P. sanguinolenta
Binomial name
Polybaphes sanguinolenta
(Olivier, 1789)
Synonyms
  • Gametoides sanguinolenta
  • Gametis sanguinolenta[1]

Polybaphes sanguinolenta is a species of fruit and flower chafers belonging to the family Scarabaeidae, subfamily Cetoniinae.

Polybaphes sanguinolenta from Senegal

Description[edit]

Polybaphes sanguinolenta can reach a length of about 15–16 millimetres (0.59–0.63 in).[2] Elytra are black with yellow markings.

It is considered a pest of Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) and cotton.[3][4][5]

Distribution[edit]

This species is widespread in West, East and South Africa (Senegal, Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, RCA, South Africa, Uganda).[4][6][7][8]

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