Sandy Dung Beetle
Dorsal, ~9mm
Brown Chafer
Brown Chafer (Scarabaeidae sp ES1)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Scarab Beetle (Scarabaeidae)
Species: Brown Chafer (Scarabaeidae sp ES1)
This Photo:     Head

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
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, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.