Trichostetha capensis

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Trichostetha capensis
Illustrations of Exotic Entomology Cetonia Capensis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Scarabaeidae
Subfamily: Cetoniinae
Genus: Trichostetha
Species: T. capensis
Binomial name
Trichostetha capensis
  • Cetonia propinqua Gory & Percheron, 1833[1]
  • Scarabaeus albopunctatus De Geer, 1778[1]
  • Scarabaeus barbatulus Voet, 1779[1]
  • Trichostetha bicolor Péringuey, 1907[1]
  • Trichostetha capensis oweni Allard, 1992[1]

Trichostetha capensis—also known as brunia beetle[2]—is an afrotropical species of flower scarab beetle endemic to South Africa, where it occurs in the Cape Floristic Region.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Species details: Trichostetha capensis". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Trichostetha capensis (Brunia beetle)". Biodiversity explorer. Iziko Museums of South-Africa. Retrieved 2 April 2016.