Wednesday, 19 June 2013

What lives in your plant pot?

Just a few days ago I found rose chafer, Cetonia aurata, buzzing in our bathroom. Although I have some cetonia aurata grubs living in my beetle cupboard, it is still long time before they turn into adult beetles. The window was closed so the beetle could not come from garden. Then I saw some some debri from orchid pot scattered on a window sill, and after closer inspection I found a hole in the soil in the pot. The beetle must have come out of the plant pot! I have changed substrate for this orchid about 2 years ago, so all this time the grub of the beetle was living and growing there!

Here are some photos of this wonderful beetle!

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