Who should beware of this beetle?
a) tomato growers
b) orange and lemon growers
c) peach and almond growers
This is Chlorophorus varius happily pollinating a Globe Thistle. When he was a young grub however you'd find him in peach, apricot, plum and almond orchards where he can do considerable damage. Although present in much of mainland Europe, the Middle East and North Africa I can find no record of it occurring in Crete.
Taken from this week's #CreteNature Blog The Ultimate Jigsaw Puzzle
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