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Cowboy Beetle

Chondropyga dorsalis

Description:

A Large beetle seen in summer around flowering plants. It is flattish, a golden brown colour with a black stripe down the middle of its back. It has large and sophisticated antennae for combing flowers.

Habitat:

Open sclerophyll forests Australia.

Notes:

Melolonthinae - part of SCARABAEIDAE

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6 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

thanks melissa - i promise it's just luck

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago

I've expanded the beetle mission and you can add these now=)

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 9 years ago

Great close-up!

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago

Yes, but we still don't know if it's Woody or Jessie.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

He didn't give me much time martin. Crash landed for 30 seconds, adjusted himself a bit, yelled 'YeeHaa' and took off. Made him so easy to identify.

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago

Nice, argybee. He's still tucking his wings away. I haven't seen these yet this summer=(

Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jan 17, 2012
Submitted on Jan 17, 2012

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