General Description

Body oval shape, shiny and pale brown with gold highlights. Antennae club-shaped at the tips. One large claw and one small claw on the feet. Up to 3 cm long.


Adults emerge around Christmas time and are attracted to lights. They feed on the leaves of eucalypts and can defoliate trees. The larvae are white grubs that live in soil and feed on plant roots.


Mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Dry sclerophyll forests and urban gardens.

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