It’s a tee. It’s a dress. It’s the new Graphic T-shirt Dress.

Rose Chafer

naturelover

Wimborne, United Kingdom

  • Available
    Products
    9
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 53

Wall Art

Home Decor

Bags

Stationery

Artist's Description

Green beetle on one of my Rises in the garden!
.Cetonia Aurata aka as the Rose chafers are capable of very fast flight; they do it with their wing cases down thus resembling a bumble bee. They feed on flowers, nectar and pollen, in particular roses (from where they get their name); which is where they can be found on warm sunny days, between May and June/July, occasionally to September
The cetonia aurata pulls the feets inside of the legs and push them out if it is needed.
The larvae are C–shaped, have a very firm wrinkled hairy body, a very small head and tiny legs; they move on their backs, which is a very quick way to identify them. Larvae overwinter wherever they have been feeding, that is in compost, manure, leafmould or rotting wood, and they pupate in June/July. Some adult beetles might emerge in the autumn, but the main emergence is in the spring when they mate. Following mating, the females lay their eggs in decaying organic matter, and then die. Larvae grow very fast, and before the end of autumn they would all have moulted twice. They have a two year life cycle.
Taken with an Olympus E520 DSLR
*Top Ten Place in the ‘Bugs and Animals on Flowers’ Challenge May 2015

Artwork Comments

  • naturelover
  • naturelover
  • LoneAngel
  • naturelover
  • michelmc
  • naturelover
  • Rick  Friedle
  • naturelover
  • Lissywitch
  • naturelover
  • JonnisArt
  • naturelover
  • shiraz
  • naturelover
  • GardenJoy
  • naturelover
  • Audrey Clarke
  • naturelover
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.