The roses are beautiful in our little garden, though they don't take well the over 35° C (95° F) summer heat.
I've found these big yellow bugs on the roses today, they were much over the size of a bee and they could fly.
I've never seen these beetles before and I wonder if they are pests or pollinators.
The rose chafer is green but what could this strikingly-colored creature be? Look at those claws!
There were a pair, the other one had a beautiful pinkish color instead of yellow.
Here they are on the next shot , unfortunately a very bad quality.
The wind was moving the rose bush and they took off before I could take another shot.
In the meantime I've found out from Anki that these hairy beetles are Bee beetles, Trichius fasciatus and/or Trichius rosaceus. Thank you Anki!
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