FIDDLER BEETLE FACTS
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 are harmless to humans.
length 15mm to 18mm
eucalypt woodland, heathland, suburban parks and gardens.
feeds on nectar from eucalypt flowers and other flowering trees, also feeds on plant secretions
The Fiddler Beetle lays eggs in rotting logs, or in the soil. The larvae fed on rotting wood and pupate within the wood. Adult beetles emerge in early summer.
Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and south eastern South Australia
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