Scarabaeinae

Belongs within: Scarabaeidae.Contains: Hyboma, Ateuchus, Lepanus, Demarziella, Copris, Amphistomus, Coptodactyla, Sisyphini, Eurysternus, Onitini, Onthophagini, Oniticellini, Phanaeini, Gymnopleurini, Deltochilini, Eucraniini, Circellium, Scarabaeini. The Scarabaeinae include the true dung beetles, so named for their use of dung as a food source for developing larvae. Dung beetles can be divided between tunnelling species (that burrow into and bury dung below or… Continue reading Scarabaeinae

Dynastinae

Belongs within: Rutelinae.Contains: Cryptodus, Phileurina, Oryctes, Pseudoryctina, Pimelopus, Neodon, Cheiroplatys, Trissodon, Novapus. The Dynastinae are a group of scarabaeid beetles whose larvae mostly feed on roots or decaying vegetation in soil or rotten logs. Members are often sexually dimorphic with males bearing prominent horns and/or other protuberances or concavities on the head and pronotum. The majority… Continue reading Dynastinae

Anoplognathina

Belongs within: Rutelinae. The Anoplognathina are an Australasian group of chafers characterised by the presence of an anteromedian labial process that curves into the mouth cavity. Species of the genus Anoplognathus are commonly referred to as ‘Christmas beetles’ in reference to their main period of emergence. <==AnoplognathinaCW92 |–Paraschizognathus Ohaus 1904CW92 | |–*P. prasinus (Boisduval 1835)… Continue reading Anoplognathina

Rutelinae

Belongs within: Melolonthinae.Contains: Adoretus, Dynastinae, Anomala, Chrysina, Anoplognathina. The Rutelinae are a group of stout, usually brightly coloured and metallic scarab beetles. The two claws on each leg are unequal in size and independently movable; exceptionally, one of the claws may be lost. The margin of the elytra may carry a membranous fringe but this is… Continue reading Rutelinae

Cetonia

Belongs within: Cetoniinae. Cetonia is a Eurasian genus of metallic-coloured chafers. The rose chafer C. aurata is widespread across the Palaearctic realm with adults feeding on nectar, pollen and flower petals during warmer parts of the year (Bouchard 2014). Members of the subgenus Cetonia have the median plate of the mesosternum convex and button-shaped, whereas… Continue reading Cetonia

Cetoniinae

Belongs within: Melolonthinae.Contains: Mecynorhina, Theodosia, Gymnetini, Dicronocephalus, Ichnestomina, Pseudoclithria, Lomapterina, Schizorhinina, Cremastocheilini, Microvalgus, Cetonia, Glycyphana. The Cetoniinae are a group of somewhat flattened scarab beetles which are usually strikingly patterned, metallic or enamelled in coloration. Larvae are found in soil, rotting wood or decaying vegetation whereas adults are nectar feeders (Cassis & Weir 1992). The… Continue reading Cetoniinae

Glycyphana

Belongs within: Cetoniinae. Glycyphana is an Indo-Australian genus of relatively small cetoniine beetles with a dorsum covered by a matt bloom marked with patches of lighter-coloured microtrichia. The brown flower beetle G. stolata is widespread in eastern Australia and has been introduced to the southwestern part of the continent in recent years. <==Glycyphana Burmeister 1842CW92… Continue reading Glycyphana

Pseudoclithria

Belongs within: Cetoniinae. Pseudoclithria is an Australian genus of cetoniine beetles with costate elytra and non-metallic coloration. The type species P. hirticeps is known from northeastern coastal Queensland (Cassis & Weir 1992). <==Pseudoclithria van der Poll 1886 [Xiphoscelidini]CW92 |–P. hirticeps (Macleay 1871)CW92 (see below for synonymy) |–P. adusta (Janson 1889) [=Diaphonia adusta]CW92 |–P. anchoralis Lea… Continue reading Pseudoclithria

Melolonthinae

Belongs within: Scarabaeidae.Contains: Rhizotrogus, Automolius, Aplopsis, Maechidius, Systellopini, Liparetrus, Colpochila, Euchirini, Phyllotocus, Xylonichini, Pachydemini, Melolonthini, Rutelinae, Cetoniinae, Diphucephala, Sericini, Heteronyx, Neoheteronyx, Gnaphalopoda, Sericesthis, Scitala. The Melolonthinae, chafers, are a cosmopolitan group of scarabaeid beetles with soil-dwelling larvae that feed on roots and hummus. Though larvae may live for up to two years, the adult life… Continue reading Melolonthinae

Schizorhinina

Belongs within: Cetoniinae. The Schizorhinina are a primarily Australasian group of flower beetles with a normally trisinuate base to the pronotum, and a usually broad pygidium with the anal zone reflexed and hidden from above. Members include the genus Diaphonia of which males are mostly pale tan in colour whereas females are dark blackish brown. Dilochrosis species… Continue reading Schizorhinina