Geotrupidae

 
 

Members of this family are closely related to scarab beetles but can be distinguished from the later as they have one extra segment (11 in total) on their antennae, and the last 3 segments form a distinctive circular club. They are very stoutly built beetles and range in size from 8-30 millimetres in length. Most adults are reddish-brown to brown in colour,

 

 

 

 

GeotrupidGC sp. 1

 

   

 

     

References:

Australian Beetles

John F. Lawrence and E.B. Britton

Melbourne University Press, 1994

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