Sandy Dung Beetle
Dorsal (body~9mm)
Brown Chafer
Brown Chafer (Scarabaeidae sp ES1)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Beetle (Coleoptera)
Family: Scarab Beetle (Scarabaeidae)
Species: Brown Chafer (Scarabaeidae sp ES1)
This Photo:     Head

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Large hairy rusty brown beetle. There are many very similar species & genera; most likely these are in the sub-family Melolonthinae

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 16-Aug-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species