I often hear an approaching green fruit beetle before I see
it. It sounds like an in coming B-29. According to my
sources, the larva stage is spent in horse dung. Since years ago
the horses were moved far from here, the adult must fly a considerable
The green fruit beetle seems to be unable to distinguish a
white wall from open sky. I hear the buzz, then thwack! as it
hits the white fascia board along the eaves. Frequently the
beetle sufficiently stunned to fall to the ground, sometimes on its
back like this one.
Soon it's back on its legs, ready to fly into another
wall. Notice the metallic coloring of the legs and head.