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A beautiful congregation of H. macleayi


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A couple of Heterorrhina macleayi feeding on sap from a tree. Photo taken by Mark Zambrano (@MarkZambrano in Instagram)

A couple of Heterorrhina macleayi feeding on sap from a tree. Photo taken by Mark Zambrano (@MarkZambrano in Instagram)

While viewing my Twitter feed, one tweet from @markzambrano caught my attention:

Metallic colored beetles eating tree sap in Lantawan Eco Park, Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte.

From the included link, I just saw this beautiful congregation of such beautiful flower beetles, Heterorrhina (Heterorrhina) macleayi Kirby 1818. These beetles are rather common in the country and are usually abundant during these months. In the forests of Bukidnon where I used to go, in a single swipe of the net, more than a handful of different species of flower beetles (subfamily Cetoniinae, family Scarabaeidae) can be netted.

My thanx to Mark Zambrano for giving me permission to post this one. Follow him in Twitter: @MarkZambrano and Instagram. Mark is a Jounalist/Sports Correspondent/Senior News Anchor for GMA News and Public Affairs.