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|A bit from my terarium,Chelorrhina polyphemus confluens.|
Chelorrhina polyphemus is a large African member of the scarab subfamily cetoniinae. There are several distinct varieties within the species: C. polyphemus polyphemus, C. polyphemus confluens, and C. polyphemus rufino. The only other member of the genus Chelorrhina is C. savagei of Zaire, which is rather similar in appearance. Chelorrhina is an inhabitant of dense tropical forest, and like other members of the cetoniine scarab group, they can frequently be seen feeding at sap flows on wounded trees. The larvae reside in the compost which forms inside decomposing logs. The colouration and patterning of the thoracic shield or "pronotum" in Chelorrhina is somewhat similar to that of the related genus Goliathus. C. polyphemus has been portrayed a number of times on postage stamps issued by several central African nations.
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