Brown Chafer
Female: profile
Ellura
Red Scarab Beetle
Dorsal
 
    
Brown Chafer (cf Pimelopus sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Scarab Beetle (Scarabaeidae)
Species: Brown Chafer (cf Pimelopus sp)
This Photo:     Female: posterior
Other name: June Beetle

Thank you Mark Hura for identifying this species for us

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. Mark said "These are in the Dynastinae sub-family and is most likely Pimelopus, however it could also be a Novapus. Difficult to tell with the females."

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.