Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Larvae (Scarab Beetle)

Family Scarabaeidae

Description:

Large curled whitish grub, soft with covering of fine orange hairs, small dots along sides, legs located to front under body, hard dark head with eating apparatus, large rear end that appears translucent and dark inside. Larval stage of many types of Scarab beetle.

Habitat:

Found throughout Australia, spends time in soft ground especially under vegetation litter and emerges as an adult beetle.

Notes:

This grub was quite large, unknown exactly which scarab beetle type it was from although the beetles that were located nearby included Christmas beetles and Golden Green Stag.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago
Rhinoceros Beetle (larvae)
Xylotrupes gideon Rhinoceros Beetle - Xylotrupes gideon


Sign in to suggest organism ID

1 Comment

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 5 years ago

I think you are probably right Neil. Attractive in its own unique way don't you think?
Will adjust ID when I have better access to site.

kdpicturemaker
Spotted by
kdpicturemaker

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Jan 16, 2012
Submitted on Dec 16, 2013

Related Spottings

Spotting Crab spider Treehopper Linx spider

Nearby Spottings

Eastern Grey Kangaroo Richard's Pipit Kangaroo Grass Broad-leaved Geebung
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors