Subject: Can you please help me identify this beetle.?
Geographic location of the bug: Perth, Western Australia.
Time: 09:17 PM EDT
Hello, I found this beetle in my ensuite but I’m having trouble identifying it. I found The spotted rose beetle but I can’t see that there in Australia. I was hoping you could help me identify him. As I’m not sure whether to let him go or where to put him.
How you want your letter signed: Regards, Narida Doherty.
We quickly identified this Scarab Beetle as a Brown Flower Beetle, Glycyphana stolata, thanks the the Brisbane Insect site where it states: “The Brown Flower Beetle usually found feeding nectar on gum tree flowers. This beetle can be found feeding nectar on various native plants during summer.” The species is also pictured on the Atlas of Living Australia and Oz Animals.
Thank you so much Daniel, that’s exactly what it is!