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  Scarab Beetles (Scarabaeidea family )





Scarab Beetles | Scarabaeidea family  photo
Unidentified Scarab Beetle

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Scarab Beetles | Scarabaeidea family  photo
Unidentified Scarab Beetle

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Scarab Beetles | Scarabaeidea family  photo
Scarab Beetle larvae are c-shaped grubs with white body.

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SCARAB BEETLES FACTS

Identification
Scarab Beetles have stocky bodies, and some species are brightly coloured. They have strong legs for digging and prominent fan-shaped antennae. Some species are night flying and are often attracted to house lights in summer. Some species are pests as both adults and larvae can damage plants.

Size
2mm - 70mm

Food
adults eat leaves. Larvae eat roots and decaying vegetation

Breeding
Scarab Beetle larvae are c-shaped grubs with white body and three pairs of legs. The head is often dark coloured. The larvae are usually found in the soil or under damp mulch.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Coleoptera
Family:Scarabaeidea
Genus:Scarabaeidea family
Species:
Common Name:Scarab Beetles