Heteronychus aratorCommon name: African Lawn Beetle
Distribution: It can be found in the wetter coastal areas of Australia.
Remarks: This is an introduced species and is native to southern Africa. It mainly feeds on the roots of grasses but will also eat a variety of vegetable crops and young or thinly wooded native plants.
This beetle was approximately 12 millimetres long.
Atlas of Living Australia
Pest and Disease Image Library http://www.padil.gov.au/pests-and-diseases/pest/main/135883
Identification courtesy of David Knowles.
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