Bee beetle

Description
This rare insect is found in the north of England, Scotland and Wales. The beetle belongs to the rose chafer family. The adult beetles feed on flowers and have evolved to mimic bees. Their larvae feed in rotting hardwood.
Accession Loan No.
890/1913/699
Collection Class
Arthropods
Common Name
bee beetle
Simple Name
insect: beetle
Full Name
SCARABAEIDAE: Trichius fasciatus (Linnaeus, 1758):
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
de la Garde, Mr Philip Le Hardy (from the collection of): Newbery, E A (from the collection of)
Collection Continent
Europe
Phylum
ARTHROPODA
Family
SCARABAEIDAE
Genus
Trichius
Species
fasciatus

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