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Brown Flower Beetle - Glycyphana stolata


This page contains information and pictures about Brown Flower Beetles that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 15mm
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The Brown Flower Beetle usually found feeding nectar on gum tree flowers. This beetle can be found feeding nectar on various native plants during summer.
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Above pictures were taken in October, late spring or early summer in Brisbane. During early to mid summer, they are common in Brisbane backyard and bush.
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Like most other beetles, this beetle employ the drop and play death tactic to escape. We usually put our hand below where the beetle standing when we come close to it. Most of the time it will drop onto our hand. After a minute or two, it will turn over and slowly walk away.
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1. Beetles of Australia - Trevor J Hawkeswood, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1987, plate 41.
2. Glycyphana (Glycyphaniola) stolata (Fabricius, 1781) - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, 2002. 

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