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Christmas beetle

Anoplognathus pallidicollis


Large golden beetle with green shine, flat face and small mouth parts. Very active and in love with the lens.


Temperate Australian forests and gardens. Plenty around currently attracted to lights.

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Christmas beetle
Anoplognathus pallidicollis Anoplognathus pallidicollis

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Good way to be sometimes.

brainpunk 8 years ago

Just reminded me of the big ancient metal suit wearing aliens in the Fifth Element. Can you tell I'm not an entomologist?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Ha! sure looks like it... might be a flower munching beetle like Anoplognathus porosus

LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Australian Duck-billed Scarab?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Interesting. I've seen this shovel nose somewhere...

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2640, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Nov 25, 2012
Submitted on Nov 26, 2012

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