My potager garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö, Resarö is situated in the inner part of the archipelago outside of Stockholm. Tyra´s Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination.
Tyra's Garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö situated in the inner part of the archipelago near the small town Vaxholm, outside Stockholm. Tyra's Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, my potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination. The climate in these parts is quite demanding as the northerly winds can be strong and cold. THIS BLOG 'Tyra's Garden' is not entirely a gardenblog it contains much more. About me: Enthusiastic amateur gardener and photographer from Vaxholm, Sweden. Designed and built my Greenhouse and Potager in Tyra's Garden 2003. Love the outdoor life, gardening and sailing especially. View my profile

Friday

Green Metallic Beauty

Cetonia aurata. Rose Chafer - Guldbagge

Rare visit in Tyra's Garden the Cetonia aurata on my cardoon (Cynara cardunculus), also called the artichoke thistle which is member of the Aster family.

Cetonia aurata, known as the rose chafer, or more rarely as the green rose chafer, is a reasonably large beetle, 20 mm long, that has metallic green coloration (but can be bronze, copper, violet, blue/black or grey) with a distinct V shaped scutellum, the small triangular area between the wing cases just below the thorax, and having several other irregular small white lines and marks. The underside is a coppery colour. Rose chafers are capable of very fast flight; they do it with their wing cases down thus resembling a bumble bee, see photos below clearly illustrating it. 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. Wikipedia Cetonia Aurata

När vi hör Guldbagge så tänker vi nog mer på ett filmpris (fult ;-) än på denna vackra skalbaggen som man ibland har turen att hitta i trädgården.

These two picture are not my work, they are from a Swedish forum at Odla.nu

Guldbagge forumbilder från Odla.nu av Amaira


Ha en trevlig helg allihop - Have a great weekend!

TYRA

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8 comments:

Anja said...

Ja visst är den baggen vacker men ack så fördärvlig för rosor!

mvh, Anja

Kylee said...

Tyra, you know, I think I have a photo of one of these that I took earlier in the season. I didn't know what it was, but now I'm going to look at that photo I took a little closer!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Anja men aj då det hade jag ingen aning om...så då skall jag döda de där feta larverna. ajajaj

perennialgardener said...

Gorgeous metallic color on that beetle Tyra. Are they a beneficial insect in the garden? Thanks for visiting my blog today & for your lovely comments.

Vero said...

Yes, 25e spikat.

Super Mario har köpt en Nikon D80, så det kanske blir lite fina bilder i framtiden.

joey said...

A handsome beetle ~ stunning color, Tyra. Is he garden~friendly or a pest?

camellia said...

En väldesignad best! Fast egentligen tänbte jag kommentera din bild (på din bildblog) som heter 'twirl' – så konstfull. En sån där bild man önskar man tagit själv...
Många hälsningar,
Camellia

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Joey sorry to say but I've now learnt for Anja that it is devastating for roses :-( a true beauty and a beast in one!