Broulee beetle

To: David Rosalky <>
Subject: Broulee beetle
From: Elizabeth Mantle <>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 20:13:39 -0800
Hi all,

Well, as the Collection Manager at the Australian National Insect Collection, I can usually find someone who knows such things!

The answer is (courtesy of Tom Weir): 

Eupoecila australasiae (Donovan) - Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae - commonly known at the Fiddler beetle (this might be in reference to the scroll-like pattern on the elytra (wing covers)).
On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, at 05:22PM, "David Rosalky" <> wrote:
Other than being outside COG's AOI and not a bird query, this question is relevant (sort of).
Any of you insect COGnescenti know what this little beetle may be?  Often yellow and black colouration is a signal for poisonous critter, but I can not imagine this guy being dangerous.
As the thumb shows, it is about 15mm long.
David Rosalky
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