Red Chafer
Long Legged Scarab Beetle
S1: Dorsal
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)
This Photo:     Shield
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 © 2012-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 17-Oct-2012
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.