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  • Peter Bernhardt
    Dear Colleagues: Attached you will find a photo of two beetles consuming a camellia flower (Yunnan Province, 10/2007). They look like the big, flower-eating
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 16, 2014
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      Dear Colleagues:

      Attached you will find a photo of two beetles consuming a camellia flower (Yunnan Province, 10/2007).  They look like the big, flower-eating scarabaeids one sees on Myrtaceae flowers in Australia.  Does anyone want to attach a genus name to these insects?  Dr Ren's request for an identification to species seems unlikely, at this point

      Peter Bernhardt 

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      From: 任宗昕 <renzongxin@...>
      Date: Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 4:46 PM
      Subject: What species is this beetle?
      To: Peter Bernhardt <bernhap2@...>
      Cc: Retha Meier <rmeier3@...>



      Dear Prof. Bernhardt,

      Please have a look of this photo. Two beetles were visiting a Camellia flowers. I took this photos at South Yunnan, Oct. 2007.

      Please  feel free to send this photo to some entomologists.

      Best,

      Zong-Xin


      --
      *********************************
      Zong-Xin Ren, PhD
      Post Doc. Department of Biology, Saint Louis University, USA
      Germplasm Bank of Wild Species, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
      132, Lanhei Road, Kunming, Yunnan 650201, P. R. China
      Tel: +86
      871-5223534
      Fax: +86
      871-5217791
      E-mail: renzongxin@...
      http://renzongxinorchid.weebly.com/




    • Arthur V. Evans
      It looks like Gametis jacunda, or near. Arthur V. Evans, D.Sc. Adjunct Assistant Professor Biology Department, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA Biology
      Message 2 of 4 , Jan 16, 2014
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        It looks like Gametis jacunda, or near.

        Arthur V. Evans, D.Sc.

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        On Jan 16, 2014, at 10:05 AM, Peter Bernhardt <bernhap2@...> wrote:

         

        Dear Colleagues:

        Attached you will find a photo of two beetles consuming a camellia flower (Yunnan Province, 10/2007).  They look like the big, flower-eating scarabaeids one sees on Myrtaceae flowers in Australia.  Does anyone want to attach a genus name to these insects?  Dr Ren's request for an identification to species seems unlikely, at this point

        Peter Bernhardt 

        ---------- Forwarded message ----------
        From: 任宗昕 <renzongxin@...>
        Date: Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 4:46 PM
        Subject: What species is this beetle?
        To: Peter Bernhardt <bernhap2@...>
        Cc: Retha Meier <rmeier3@...>



        Dear Prof. Bernhardt,

        Please have a look of this photo. Two beetles were visiting a Camellia flowers. I took this photos at South Yunnan, Oct. 2007.

        Please  feel free to send this photo to some entomologists.

        Best,

        Zong-Xin


        --
        *********************************
        Zong-Xin Ren, PhD
        Post Doc. Department of Biology, Saint Louis University, USA
        Germplasm Bank of Wild Species, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
        132, Lanhei Road, Kunming, Yunnan 650201, P. R. China
        Tel: +86
        871-5223534
        Fax: +86
        871-5217791
        E-mail: renzongxin@...
        http://renzongxinorchid.weebly.com/





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      • Doug Yanega
        ... The genus is Glycyphana; a very diverse (and possibly not monophyletic) lineage of cetoniines. -- Doug Yanega Dept. of Entomology Entomology
        Message 3 of 4 , Jan 16, 2014
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          On 1/16/14 7:05 AM, Peter Bernhardt wrote:
           
          Dear Colleagues:

          Attached you will find a photo of two beetles consuming a camellia flower (Yunnan Province, 10/2007).  They look like the big, flower-eating scarabaeids one sees on Myrtaceae flowers in Australia.  Does anyone want to attach a genus name to these insects?  Dr Ren's request for an identification to species seems unlikely, at this point

          Peter Bernhardt 

          ---------- Forwarded message ----------
          From: 任宗昕 <renzongxin@...>
          Date: Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 4:46 PM
          Subject: What species is this beetle?
          To: Peter Bernhardt <bernhap2@...>
          Cc: Retha Meier <rmeier3@...>



          Dear Prof. Bernhardt,

          Please have a look of this photo. Two beetles were visiting a Camellia flowers. I took this photos at South Yunnan, Oct. 2007.
          .

          __,__,___

          The genus is Glycyphana; a very diverse (and possibly not monophyletic) lineage of cetoniines.
          -- 
          Doug Yanega      Dept. of Entomology       Entomology Research Museum
          Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314     skype: dyanega
          phone: (951) 827-4315 (disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
                       http://cache.ucr.edu/~heraty/yanega.html
            "There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness
                  is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82
        • Doug Yanega
          ... It might also be Gametis, a very closely-related genus. Not sure how one distinguishes the two without simply memorizing color patterns. -- Doug Yanega
          Message 4 of 4 , Jan 16, 2014
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            On 1/16/14 7:05 AM, Peter Bernhardt wrote:
             
            Dear Colleagues:

            Attached you will find a photo of two beetles consuming a camellia flower (Yunnan Province, 10/2007).  They look like the big, flower-eating scarabaeids one sees on Myrtaceae flowers in Australia.  Does anyone want to attach a genus name to these insects?  Dr Ren's request for an identification to species seems unlikely, at this point

            Peter Bernhardt 

            ---------- Forwarded message ----------
            From: 任宗昕 <renzongxin@...>
            Date: Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 4:46 PM
            Subject: What species is this beetle?
            To: Peter Bernhardt <bernhap2@...>
            Cc: Retha Meier <rmeier3@...>



            Dear Prof. Bernhardt,

            Please have a look of this photo. Two beetles were visiting a Camellia flowers. I took this photos at South Yunnan, Oct. 2007.

            .


            It might also be Gametis, a very closely-related genus. Not sure how one distinguishes the two without simply memorizing color patterns.
            -- 
            Doug Yanega      Dept. of Entomology       Entomology Research Museum
            Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314     skype: dyanega
            phone: (951) 827-4315 (disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
                         http://cache.ucr.edu/~heraty/yanega.html
              "There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness
                    is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82
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