Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Scarab beetles

Order: Coleoptera
Family: Scarabaeidae

Size range

  • Medium to large beetles, the biggest up to 30 mm long


  • New Zealand and introduced species

Life History

  • Larvae of some species can damage roots of pasture grasses
  • Bright green scarab beetle found on manuka

Additional images