Range: southeast Africa
Size: 20 mm
Stephanorrhina guttata is small
at only 20 mm in length, but has brilliant metallic coloration.
guttata is yet another species of the multitude of cetoniine scarabs
that live in the African tropics. Often referred to as the "Flower
beetles", cetoniines derive their common name from the fact that many species
frequent flowers, where they feed upon nectar and pollen. Many plants
in the tropics are assisted in the pollination process by these beetles.