Diphucephala elegans

Green scarab beetle at QPRC LGA

Diphucephala elegans at QPRC LGA - 20 Nov 2023
Diphucephala elegans at QPRC LGA - 20 Nov 2023
Diphucephala elegans at QPRC LGA - 20 Nov 2023
Diphucephala elegans at QPRC LGA - 20 Nov 2023
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Identification history

Diphucephala elegans 25 Nov 2023 AlisonMilton
Diphucephala sp. (genus) 20 Nov 2023 Csteele4

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Sitting very still, which allowed me to get some good photos of it.


RogerF wrote:
   21 Nov 2023
Is this feeding on pomaderris aspera?
Csteele4 wrote:
   25 Nov 2023
@rogerf yes, it is, or at least it appeared to be. It wasn't actively feeding at the time but it was sitting on a leaf which had been extensively chewed.
RogerF wrote:
   25 Nov 2023
Thanks. You have solved the problem of what has been shredding aspera leaves at various sites that I have observed over the years. The adult beetles are relatively short-lived so you were in the right place at the right time!

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  • 20 Nov 2023 02:30 PM Recorded on
  • Csteele4 Recorded by

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  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • False Pollinator Insect on Flower

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