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Christmas beetle

Anoplognathus pallidicollis

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

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Christmas beetle
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5 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Good way to be sometimes.

brainpunk
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
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Australian Duck-billed Scarab?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

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

brainpunk
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2640, New South Wales, Australia

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

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