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Emerald eucalyptus chafer (Xylonichus eucalypti) Yet another large scarab type which gets called &#039;Christmas beetle&#039;<br />
This one is about 22mm long and is in the Melolonthinae sub-family.<br />
Found in southern Victoria and Tasmania. Australia,Emerald eucalyptus chafer,Geotagged,WinterEmerald eucalyptus chafer,Xylonichus eucalypti Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Emerald eucalyptus chafer (Xylonichus eucalypti)

Yet another large scarab type which gets called 'Christmas beetle'
This one is about 22mm long and is in the Melolonthinae sub-family.
Found in southern Victoria and Tasmania.

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Xylonichus piliger is a large green chafer beetle found in south-eastern Australia. Distinctive for it's rich green colouring and dense white ventral setae. Found in Tasmania and southern Victoria it is often confused with Anoplognathus prasinus a species occurring mostly north of central Victoria

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Mark Ridgway
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By Mark Ridgway

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Uploaded Mar 25, 2016. Captured Sep 16, 2013 04:41 in 2 Talaskia Rd, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia.
  • EX-Z2000
  • f/3.4
  • 1/20s
  • ISO64
  • 8.46mm