Monthly Archives: September 2016

Emerald eucalyptus chafer (Xylonichus eucalypti)

 

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I’m trying to improve my very poor knowledge of formal names¬†of insects. I think this is correct. Found in Sydney Northern Beaches, September 11 2016. Local trees Angophora Costata. It looks like the beetle in these links however the locations conflict:

www.jungledragon.com/image/37057/emerald_eucalyptus_chafe…

biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/Xylonichus_eucalypti%3bXylon…?

Any supporting info would be much appreciated.

cheers

Matt

Photography info: Canon 7D, Kenko Tubes & 50mm 1.8 coupled with my home made lighting setup.