This post 'Wild and Beautiful' was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius-Lindhe in the blog Tyra's Garden
The Scarabaeidae Cetonia aurata.
By tomorrow half of the month October has already passed and I must say it has been wonderful so far. Sunshine almost every day and up to now no frost here in Vaxholm, I still have my Dahlias in bloom and chilies in the greenhouse! Time flies fast and it is Friday again and once again we visit Katarina in her blog Roses and Stuff, it is Blooming Friday and this week theme is 'Wild and beautiful'. I glanced through my garden picture and found this little fellow.
I think the Cetonia aurata is extraordinary beautiful, but I know it is a bad - wild, beautiful and bad. Still I like it when it comes into my garden for a quick visit, as long as 'he' doesn't bring all the family.
UPDATE! What have I done, it's not that bad at all! I guess it is just some gardener that has complained that their lawn has been 'ruined' and plant roots been eaten by the Cetonia auratas larvae. I've killed several of these...now I'm the bad one :-) Read more about the Cetonia here in The Natural History Museum site - Cetonia aurata - Rose chafer
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I just have to add a flower as well. One of the last, don't know the name of it. This rose was one of those cheap pots of roses they sell in the local grocery store. I have had it for a few year now and it seems to like it in my potager.
- I wish you all a lovely weekend in your garden.
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