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Australian Scarab Beetles



Scarab Beetles

Christmas Beetle
(Anoplognathus pallidicollis)
Christmas Beetle
Christmas Beetles are scarab beetles that are most active in the warmer summer months. They are large shiny beetles that are often seen around the house at night crawling on the ground or flying around (and into) the house. It is a pale brown beetle... Click to continue>
Fiddler Beetle
(Eupoecila australasiae)
Fiddler Beetle
The Fiddler Beetle or Rose Chafer is a dark brown scarab beetle with distinctive green or yellow markings in a violin shape. The abdomen is banded black and yellow or green. They are strong fliers and move from tree to tree to feed on nectar. They... Click to continue>
Brown Flower Beetle
(Glycyphana stolata)
Brown Flower Beetle
Brown beetle with creamy markings. Click to continue>
Nectar Scarab
(Phyllotocus apicalis)
Nectar Scarab
Nectar Scarabs are small brown and black beetles that are active during the day. They are a similar colour to Lycid beetles, but are recognised by their stocky scarab beetle shape. Nectar Scarabs pollinate some species of rainforest trees. Click to continue>
Punctate Flower Chafer
(Polystigma punctata)
Punctate Flower Chafer
The Punctate Flower Chafer is a common beetle in eastern Australia during summer. It is a pale brown beetle with large black spots on the thorax and wing covers. The abdomen is yellowish with black bands and a few black spots on the rear end. Click to continue>
Mango Flower Beetle
(Protaetia fusca)
Mango Flower Beetle
Brown beetle with light yellow brown scribbled markings. Click to continue>
Brown Cockchafer
(Rhopaea magnicornis)
Brown Cockchafer
The Brown Cockchafer is a stocky reddish-brown beetle with a hairy body. The antennae are short and fan-shaped. It is often found flying towards house lights in late spring and summer. Click to continue>
Scarab Beetles
(Scarabaeidea family )
Scarab Beetles
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... Click to continue>
Rhinoceros Beetle
(Xylotrupes ulysses)
Rhinoceros Beetle
The Rhinoceros Beetle is a large black shiny beetle. The males have two prominent horns on the front end giving them the common name. The horns are used by males in mating tests of strength with other males. Females do not have horns and are a more... Click to continue>


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