The genus Oxythyrea consists of a number of chafer beetle species. Members are typically about 10-15 mm in size, and are usually black with white dots or lines on the thorax, elytra, and abdomen; each species has its own distinctive pattern. Oxythyrea are active during the day, and are often found on flowers, feeding.


Some of the species are often classified in a closely related genus Leucocelis.

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