Broulee beetle [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

To: "David Rosalky" <>, <>
Subject: Broulee beetle [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
From: "Perkins, Harvey" <>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 15:34:17 +1100
Less irrelevant (at least to COG's Area of Interest) than you might think - I had one of these fiddler beetles in my garden at Kambah a few days ago.

Harvey Perkins
CRC Selection Rounds Section

Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research


From: Elizabeth Mantle [
Sent: Wednesday, 13 January 2010 3:14 PM
To: David Rosalky
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Broulee beetle

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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