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Nectar scarabs

Phyllotocus apicalis


This small, blossom-frequenting beetle is a member of the Scarabaeidae family and the Melolonthinae subfamily. It is diurnal and around 8mm long. There were hundreds of these beetles flying around the blossoms on the University of Sydney campus today.


ID'ed using Zborowski, Paul, "A Field Guide To Insects In Australia", 3rd edition.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Nov 5, 2012
Submitted on Nov 5, 2012

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