FAUNA and FUNGHI of MALTA
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Oxythyrea funesta  Poda, 1761
Main synonym = Scarabaeus funesta    Poda, 1761
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Coleoptera / Scarabaeidae
White-spotted barbary bug     Busuf tat-tikki bojod
Further Information:
The bug is almost always found feeding on the blossom of ornamental plant and fruit treess. It is also very hairy and may play an important part in pollination since a lot of pollen sticks with the hairs.














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