Trichius fasciatus

Posted by Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 4 October 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Trichius fasciatus (NL: Penseelkever / EN: Bee beetle / DE: Gebänderter Pinselkäfer / FR: Trichie fasciée) is a beetle species belonging to the family Scarabaeidae. These beetles are about 10 millimeters long and can be encountered from May through July feeding on petals of a variety of flowers. 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. This beetle is present in most of Europe and in the East Palearctic ecozone.

Image: Tielt-Winge (BE) – 25/07/2012

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Een heel mooie foto, zoals gewoonlijk!
Ik wens je een aangename dag.

4 Oct 2012 9:16am

Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

Salut Johan,
Toujours aussi belles tes macros.
Comment fais-tu pour identifier tous ces insectes ?

4 Oct 2012 4:15pm

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

well seen and composed
have a nice day

4 Oct 2012 4:29pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/500 second
ISO 200
150 mm