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Trichius zonatus Germar, 1829

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Trichius zonatus Germar, 1829
Syn.: Trichius rosaceus
Common names: Trichie commune, Trichie des roses [Fr], Penseelkever [Nl], Pinselkäfer [De]

Ferrières ● Belgium

Description: These beetles they are about 10 mm long. The sides of the chest and the back of the abdomen are covered with a pubescence, hence the popular name of bee beetle of Trichius species. Head and pronotum are black, while the elytra are yellowish, crossed by a few black bands.
The first black band usually does not reaches the scutellum, other bands are incomplete and the second has a rectangular form. The color of hair usually is more orange-red in respect of T. fasciatus. Median tibiae are without teeth. In male only the penultimate abdominal segment has a band of white hairs.

Biology: It can be encountered from May through July feeding on flowers.

References:
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