Red Chafer
S3, posterior
Long Legged Scarab Beetle
S2: Antennae
Long Legged Scarab Beetle (Melolonthinae sp ES09)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Scarab Beetle (Scarabaeidae)
Species: Long Legged Scarab Beetle (Melolonthinae sp ES09)
This Photo:     S1: Dorsal
Other name: June Beetle

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
We've found quite a few of these. They look identical but range from 17mm down to about 6mm; which would indicate they are different species. We've just shown a couple of the larger specimens here.

Copyright © 2017-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Dec-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.