Dark ones (bronze or black) are nocturnal (awake at night). Light ones (brightly coloured) are diurnal (awake during the day). Can badly damage cultivated plants. Have been known to crawl into an adults ear and not be able to get out. The person needs to go to a doctor to get it removed.
Name: Rose Beetle
Place first seen: Abottsleigh Rr., Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa
Date spotted: 02 February 2012