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Member of the'Scarab family
Moist dark parks and gardens, they lay Their eggs in rotting wood and feed on flower nectar they're also known as 'Flower Chafers'
Its a kind of Dung beetle. Very spectacular among them.
Oh really... Tidy!
Great photo! I just updated the category to invertebrates. For some reason it was marked as "plant" :)
Ah ha... Just found it... Well done ReannaDee it is indeed a variation of a Fiddler Beetle! There is heaps on the net to fish through! Thanks for your input AshishNimkar, appreciate it!
Ooooh yeah just looked and it's pattern is an exactly right for the Fiddler beetle but the feelers ARE weird and don't match either beetle... That's got me stumped
Yeah, it could be just be a variation. I did find another photo of one with the same antenna ends. The body and the markings do match up though for the fiddler beetle. =)http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_qg6LZz2Zwrg/Rd...
Yes Reanna you also reached. But that fork type antenna ends are still puzzling..
Check whether its ur same beetlehttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:G...
Nice and ideal picture taken specially to catch a bug..!!
Lat: -28.33, Long: 153.40
Spotted on May 23, 2011 Submitted on May 23, 2011