|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Scarab Beetle (Scarabaeidae)|
|Species:||Flower Chafer (Cetoniinae sp)|
|Other name:||Flower Beetle & Scarab Beetle|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
About 23mm long.
The only specimen we've seen was found dead on the ground.
Basically a black beetle, with 2 "flame" stripes above, 2 orange spots on the rear, along with 4 paler orange/yellow spots on each side of the abdomen.
The most interesting visual aspect of this beetle is it's sculptured elytra. The legs are wide and also have abnormally large appendages.