Anoplognathus spChristmas Beetle (Anoplognathus macleayi) Anoplognathus porosus

Anoplognathus porosus occurs along the east coast of Australia. They are commonly called Christmas Beetles, although another common name for this species is Washerwoman.

Anoplognathus porosus feed on Eucalyptus and wll aggregate communally on the tree.

Christmas Beetle (Anoplognathus porosus), Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Christmas Beetle (Anoplognathus porosus), Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Christmas Beetle (Anoplognathus porosus), Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Christmas Beetle (Anoplognathus porosus) feeding on the leaves of a eucalypt, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Christmas Beetle (Anoplognathus porosus), Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Christmas Beetle (Anoplognathus porosus), Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman

  • Scientific classification
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Subclass: Pterygota
  • Order: Coleoptera
  • Suborder: Polyphaga
  • Infraorder: Scarabaeiformia
  • Superfamily: Scarabaeoidea
  • Family: Scarabaeidae
  • Subfamily: Rutelinae
  • Tribe: Anoplognathini
  • Subtribe: Anoplognathina
  • Genus: Anoplognathus
  • Species: Anoplognathus porosus

Footnote & References

  1. Washerwoman (Anoplognathus porosus), iNaturalistAU, https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/taxa/201879-Anoplognathus-porosus

Anoplognathus spChristmas Beetle (Anoplognathus macleayi) Anoplognathus porosus

ColeopteraAmarygmus sp Anoplognathus sp Aphanestes gymnopleura Buprestidae Cerambycidae Coleoptera (Beetles) Curculionidae Digitonthophagus gazella Dung Beetle Eretes australis Helea scaphiformis Ladybirds (Beetles) Lepidiota Lucanidae Neospades sp Omorgus Paropsine Beetle Paropsisterna sp Pittosporum Leaf Beetle (Lamprolina impressicollis) Protaetia fusca Pterohelaeus sp Rhipiceridae Scarabaeidae Xylophilostenus octophyllus

InsectsBees Beetles Blattodea Butterflies Coleoptera Cicada Crabronidae Diptera Dragonflies & Damselflies Formicidae Hemiptera Mango Planthopper Moths Orthoptera Orthopteroid Processionary Caterpillar Stink Bugs, Shield Bugs and Allies Syrphidae Wasps Water Scorpion Witchetty Grub