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Scarab beetle (Scarabaeidae)Phyllotocus navicularis

Nectar scarab at Conder, ACT

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Phyllotocus navicularis at Conder, ACT - 15 Dec 2018
Phyllotocus navicularis at Conder, ACT - 15 Dec 2018
Phyllotocus navicularis at Conder, ACT - 15 Dec 2018
Phyllotocus navicularis at Conder, ACT - 15 Dec 2018
Phyllotocus navicularis at Conder, ACT - 15 Dec 2018

Identification history

Scarab beetle (Scarabaeidae) Phyllotocus navicularis 17 Dec 2018 michaelb

Author's notes

This is a gathering of over 100 beetles with many of them intent on breeding. Perhaps they were all just emerged after the recent heavy rain (88mm). They were flying low, at just above grass level, and landing on anything that would take their weight. Some chose to land on my rain gauge and fell in. This has happened before and they perished. These I emptied out and I took the rain gauge away.

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michaelb wrote:
   17 Dec 2018
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Scarab beetle (Scarabaeidae) Phyllotocus navicularis (Nectar scarab) on 5 Jan 2018

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Nearby Sightings

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Hoshihananomia leucosticta at Conder, ACT - 7 Jan 2019
Syllitus sp. (genus) at Conder, ACT - 24 Dec 2018
Neorrhina punctata at Conder, ACT - 20 Dec 2018
Macropus giganteus at Conder, ACT - 15 Apr 2018
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (subgenus) at Conder, ACT - 15 Jan 2018
Heteromicta pachytera at Conder, ACT - 25 Oct 2017
Ellipsidion australe at Conder, ACT - 11 Sep 2016
Macropus giganteus at Conder, ACT - 21 Jun 2016
Streptopelia chinensis at Conder, ACT - 19 Feb 2016
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) hemichalceum at Conder, ACT - 8 Dec 2015

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.101258-35.463714
  • Altitude 48.3m
  • Places Conder, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 15 Dec 2018 2:26 PM Recorded on
  • michaelb Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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