Wedge-shaped Beetle
Adelaide Hills
Brown Chafer
Female: 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 possibly elsewhere
~30mm long. The green to purple reflections is diagnostic, as are the large hooks on the feet.

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