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Green Dung Beetle - Onthophagus tweedensis

Family Scarabaeidae

This page contains information and pictures about Green Dung Beetles that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 15mm 
This Green Dung Beetle is dark green in colour with its wings cover dark green to almost black. 
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Found the above Green Dung Beetle on a spider web in Ford Road Conservation Area, Jan 2009.
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Also found this Dung Beetle in Mt Coot-tha on Mar 2010. 
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Found this Dung Beetle again in Ford Road Conservation Area, Mar 2011. This time the beetle was flying and landed in-front of us. We quickly took those above photos.
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1. Terrestrial Invertebrate Status Review (Brisbane City) - Dr John Stanisic, Queensland Museum, 2005, page 71, fig33j.
2. A revision of the Scarabaeine Dung Beetles of Australia. I. Tribe Onthophagini - E.G. Matthews, 1971, Australian Journal of Zoology Supplementary Series 19(9) 3 - 330. 
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