Trichius fasciatus

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Trichius fasciatus
Trichius fasciatus - Succisa pratensis - Keila.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Scarabaeidae
Genus: Trichius
Species: T. fasciatus
Binomial name
Trichius fasciatus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms

Trichius fasciatus is a beetle species belonging to the family Scarabaeidae, subfamily Cetoniinae.

Variations[edit]

  • Trichius fasciatus var. dubius Mulsant
  • Trichius fasciatus var. interruptus Mulsant

Description[edit]

These beetles are about 10 millimeters long. Head and pronotum are black, while the elytra are yellowish, crossed by a few black bands.

The first black band reaches the scutellum. The sides of the chest and the back of the abdomen are covered with a white pubescence, hence the popular name "Bee beetle" for Trichius species.

Adults can be encountered from May through July feeding on petals of a variety of flowers (Thymus, Rosa, etc.).

Distribution[edit]

This beetle is present in most of Europe and in the East Palearctic ecozone.

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