Beetles

Oxythyrea

Highlights

  • Scientific name: Oxythyrea
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Order: Beetle
  • Rank: Genus
  • Higher classification: Scarabs

The genus Oxythyrea consists of a number of chafer beetle species. Members are typically about 10–15 mm in size, and are usually black with white dots or lines on the thorax, elytra, and abdomen; each species has its own distinctive pattern. Oxythyreas is active during the day and is often found on flowers, feeding.

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