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A larger and more girthsome scarab type with all parts covered on white setae which seems to be growing in clumps of up to 3 from individual pits which covered the elytra. Also different by a dark spots on each wing cover. Longer white setae showing from below thorax and abdomen.
Attracted to night lighting at the local school.
Certainly different to the usual 'Christmas beetles' Thanks Stephen Thorpe for ID. family: SCARABAEIDAE subfamily: Rutelinae tribe: Anoplognathini genus: Anoplognathus ........ http://www.flickr.com/photos/69610519@N0...
Spotted on Dec 8, 2013
Submitted on Dec 9, 2013
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