Red and Blue Flower Beetle
Adelaide Hills
Sandy Dung Beetle
Dorsal, ~9mm
Christmas Beetle (Anoplognathus montanus)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Beetle (Coleoptera)
Family: Scarab Beetle (Scarabaeidae)
Species: Christmas Beetle (Anoplognathus montanus)

Thank you Ethan Beaver for helping with the identification of this species

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills
The green to purple reflections is diagnostic.

Copyright © 2015- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 17-Dec-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species