Hairy Scarab Beetle
Red Chafer
Red Chafer (Melolonthinae sp ES07)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Scarab Beetle (Scarabaeidae)
Species: Red Chafer (Melolonthinae sp ES07)
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Other name: June Beetle

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Very similar to the Brown Chafer. These have different head plate; being wider at the very tip.

Copyright © 2011-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 19-Apr-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.