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The larvae of Cetonia aurata do not feed on plant roots. I have pointed out this mistake to Arkive years ago and now their incorrect information has moved on to EOL!!! Cetonia aurata larvae are decomposers and this species is in the European Saproxylic list. The larval stage is spent in dead wood, compost, and leaf mould; occasionally, they are found in plant pots where they seem to do no damage to the plants.