Beetle (Chafer) Tanguru (Stethaspis suturalis)
Scientific name: Stethaspis suturalis,
Common name: Tanguru Chafer, Green Beetle
Stethaspis suturalis a green, flying scarab beetle which can be identified by a yellow stripe along its back.
It is common in native forest and pine plantations.
It has large white grubs that live underground feeding on tree roots.
The bright-green adults emerge en masse from under the soil during summer and fly with a buzzing sound soon after dark.
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