Cetonia aurata, called the rose chafer or the green rose chafer, is a beetle, 20 millimetres long, that has a metallic structurally coloured green and a distinct V-shaped scutellum. The scutellum is the small V-shaped area between the wing cases; the underside of the beetle has a coppery colour, its upper side is sometimes bronze, violet, blue/black, or grey. Cetonia aurata should not be confused with the North American rose chafer, Macrodactylus subspinosus, or with the seen noble chafer, Gnorimus nobilis, similar to the rose chafer. One way to identify Cetonia aurata is to look at its scutellum. Rose chafers are capable of fast flight, they feed on pollen and flowers roses. They can be found among roses on warm sunny days from May until June or July, as late as September. Rose chafers are found in southern and central Europe and in the southern part of the United Kingdom, where they sometimes seem to be localized, they can be found in South East Asia, in the countryside and outlying islands of Hong Kong.
They are a beneficial saprophagous species. The larvae are C–shaped and have a firm, hairy body, a small head, tiny legs; the larvae overwinter wherever they have been feeding, which may be in compost, leaf mould, or rotting wood. They grow quickly and will have moulted twice before the end of autumn, they have a two-year life cycle. They pupate in July; some adult beetles may emerge in autumn. After mating, the female beetles lay their eggs in decaying organic matter and die; the metallic green coloration of the beetle is created structurally, caused by the reflection of circularly polarised light. When viewed through a right circular polariser, the beetle appears to be colorless. There are different colors besides the common green. A lot of specimens have white speckles while some have few or none at all, it has been described as a left-hand narrow-band elliptical polarizer. Scarab Scarab La Cétoine Dorée Photos of Cetonia aurata Photos of Rose chafer - Cetonia aurata and other flower beetles. Rose chafer Cetonia aurata, some life cycle photos.
Color of Cetonia aurata through 3D movie glasses, a 23-second YouTube video demonstrating the handedness of the shiny color of the beetle
John O'Donohoe was a Canadian politician. Born at Tuam in County Galway, Ireland, O'Donohoe was educated at St. Jarlath's College. In 1839, he emigrated to Toronto and married Charlotte Josephine Bradley in 1848, he was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1869 and was appointed Q. C. in 1880. O'Donohoe practised law in Toronto and served as crown attorney for York County and the City of Toronto. Before entering politics, O'Donohoe was a land speculator. On one piece of land on Shuter Street in Toronto, O'Donohoe had constructed in 1856 a row of terrace homes named O'Donohoe Row. Although renamed Walnut Hall in 1903, the building survived until 2007. O'Donohoe served as an alderman on Toronto City Council in 1857 and 1859. O'Donohoe ran unsuccessfully for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 1871 election and in an 1872 by-election, he ran for the House of Commons of Canada in the 1872 federal election for the riding of Toronto East and was defeated. He was elected in the 1874 election but was unseated on petition in November 1874 and lost the resulting 1875 by-election.
He was appointed to the Senate on the advice of John Alexander Macdonald in May 1882 representing the senatorial division of Erie, Ontario. A Liberal-Conservative, he served 21 years until his death in 1902. John O'Donohoe – Parliament of Canada biography
Ngawang Lobzang Thupstan Chognor known as 19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche was a Buddhist lama, who served as India's ambassador to Mongolia. He is known for his efforts in reviving Buddhism in Mongolia and Russia by linking them with the community of Tibetan exiles in India, he was born in the Matho branch of the Royal House of India. He was the youngest child of his father, Nangwa Thayas, the titular King of Matho, his wife, Princess Yeshes Wangmo of the Royal House of Zangla, he was recognised by the Thirteenth Dalai Lama as a reincarnation of Bakula Arhat, one of the Sixteen Arhats who in legend were direct disciples of Gautama Buddha. He was a direct descendant of the last King of Ladakh Tsepel Tondup Namgyal, he was, in fact, his great-great-great grandson."In 1962... allowed the Indian troops to convert a section of his Pethub Monastery into a makeshift military hospital. When a section of people in Kashmir demanded plebiscite, Rinpoche categorically stated that Ladakh would never go to Pakistan and would remain with India."Later he served in the Parliament of India, was engaged with welfare and rights of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes of India.
In his years, he became India's Ambassador in Mongolia. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1988; the airport at Leh in the Indian region of Ladakh is named after him. Nawang Tsering Shakspo and Henry M. Vyner, M. D.: Kushok Bakula Rinpoche — Saint and Statesman, World Buddhist Culture Trust, New Delhi