Brown Chafer
Red Scarab Beetle
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)
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General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), 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 a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.