Orange Asturalian scarab
October 17, 2009
I have seen these beetles often when camping in Cobram, Victoria, Australia.
it didn’t move for at least an hour, i never actually saw it moving other than noticing that it had moved when i was gone. this happened a few times before it disappeared. It has a colour changing sheen (mainly blue and green) depending on the angle you look at it. The beetle itself is orange.
This is one of the Scarab Beetles known as Christmas Beetles in Australia because of their seasonal appearance. It appears as though it is either Anoplognathus parvulus or a closely related species.