Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mango Flower Beetle (Protaetia acuminata ), Sumatra Indonesia



Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This beetle is from family of Scarabaeidae under genus of Protaetia. The species name is Protaetia acuminata (Fabricius, 1775).


This beetle has shiny dark brown background color of body. Some light brown patterned marks are presented at the thorax and elytra. At the elytra, those marks densely acummulate at the middle of elytra.  It has lamellate antennae. The body is rather broad and flattened. The overall size is about 14mm long.

Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Coleoptera - Beetles
Suborder : Polyphaga - Water, Rove, Scarab, Longhorn, Leaf and Snout Beetles
Superfamily : Scarabaeoidea - Scarab, Stag and Bess Beetles
Family : Scarabaeidae - Scarab Beetles
Subfamily : Cetoniinae - Fruit and Flower Chafers
Tribe : Cetoniini
Genus : Protaetia
Species : P.acuminata
Scientific name :  Protaetia acuminata (Fabricius, 1775)

References:
http://malaysianinsects.web.fc2.com/Protaetia-acuminata.htm
http://bugguide.net/node/view/497109/tree

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