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Scarab beetle (Scarabaeidae)Automolius sp.

Cockchafer at Nadgee State Forest

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Automolius sp. at Nadgee State Forest - 4 Dec 2018
Automolius sp. at Nadgee State Forest - 4 Dec 2018
Automolius sp. at Nadgee State Forest - 4 Dec 2018
Automolius sp. at Nadgee State Forest - 4 Dec 2018
Automolius sp. at Nadgee State Forest - 4 Dec 2018

Identification history

Scarab beetle (Scarabaeidae) Automolius sp. 30 Dec 2019 KimPullen
Scarab beetle (Scarabaeidae) Liparetrus sp. 12 Oct 2019 KerriLee
Liparetrus sp. 3 Dec 2018 MaxCampbell

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Author's notes

These were small (circa 8mm.)

4 comments

KerriLee wrote:
   4 Dec 2018
those must be pollen-carrying hairs, for sure!
   4 Dec 2018
Yep, that is one hirsute beetle. I think Max got the tentative ID from Roger's book.
KimPullen wrote:
   30 Dec 2019
See comments about Automolius vs Liparetrus at https://atlasoflife.naturemapr.org/Community/Sightings/Details/4240965.
   30 Dec 2019
Thanks Kim. Good to know there is more than one option to consider next time.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 3 Dec 2018 Recorded on
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