Also known as “flower scarabs” and “flower chafers,” there are around 4,000 flower beetle species worldwide. Beetles from the Scarabaeidae family, which includes leaf chafers and rhinoceros beetles, are characterized by antennae with clubbed tips that fan out like leaves to sense odors. Some flower beetle species have strikingly brilliant metallic colors. Pollen feeders are hairy.
Most common in spring and early summer. Lands on flowers to feed during the day. Females lay eggs in the soil next to tree roots.
Adults feed on pollen, nectar, and ripe fruits. The C-shaped larvae feed on roots and decomposing vegetation.
Woodlands, fields, and urban gardens in northwestern Jordan, including Amman.