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Opalescent Scarab


This scarab beetle was uniformly brown with glossy opalescent elytra. Log thin third pair of legs pointed backwards obviously being dragged over the wall surface.


Spotted near a sports field.


Features appear to be characteristic of Melolonthinae scarabs. I have photographed a similar beetle only once before (not on PN) and the opalescence seems to be remarkable feature. Family: Scarabeidae Subfamily: melolonthinae

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jan 27, 2014
Submitted on Jan 28, 2014

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