Red and Blue Flower Beetle
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Adelaide Hills
Flower Chafer
Dorsal
 
    
Christmas Beetle (Anoplognathus montanus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (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, and elsewhere
The green to purple reflections is diagnostic.

Copyright © 2015- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 17-Dec-2015
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.