Gnorimus Nobilis – the Noble Chafer

 

This striking, iridescent green beetle is the noble chafer (Gnorimus nobilis). Not to be confused with its much more common counterpart, the rose chafer (Cetonia aurata), the noble chafer is found in traditional orchards and in the New Forest in Hampshire, UK.

We are working with the People’s Trust for Endangered Species to develop a successful monitoring scheme for this endangered beetle.