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Christmas Beetle

Anoplognathini family


The Christmas Beetle of the family Scarabaeidae, is so named because it appears during December and January. They are metallic green in colour and with the beautiful texture on their elytra. They feed on leaves of Eucalypt tree.


Maybe Anoplognathus porosus?

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KeithRoragen 9 years ago

Yes, you have a lovely collection there. Feel free to add as many as you want to Beetles!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Great shots!

RachaelB 9 years ago

Will do Keith. We have a lot of Aussie beetles in this mission:

KeithRoragen 9 years ago

Rachel, I would be thrilled if you would add this gorgeous spotting to the Beetles! mission. There is a lack of Australian beetles there.

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Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Dec 30, 2007
Submitted on Oct 21, 2012

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