Sighting

Martin Lagerwey 20 May 2013

Fiddler Beetle (Eupoecila australasiae)

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Sighted 20 Nov 2011
15 View Street, Croydon VIC 3136, Australia

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  • Martin Lagerwey 20 May 2013
    Eupoecila australasiae
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Eupoecila: australasiae
    Common Names: Beetles, Scarabs, Fiddler Beetle
    Martin Lagerwey says

    The fiddler moniker refers to the pattern resemblance to a fiddle (violin). Several larvae were found under bark while removing a dead tulip (exotic) tree. One was opened to reveal a grub which didn't survive. The remaining ovate structures would have pupated and a perfectly formed fiddler beetle emerged from each some weeks later.

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