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Stethaspis suturalis (synonym(s): Chlorochiton suturalis), large green cockchafer, tanguru (Invertebrate, Arthropoda: Mandibulata, Insecta (Hexapoda), Coleoptera, Scarabidae), New Zealand: Endemic

 

hundreds of them buzzed around in the forest understorey close to the ground in the evening.

 

lowland river flat forest, mixed podocarp-broadleaf-beech forest

 

Totara Path

Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve

Marlborough

New Zealand

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Taken on January 5, 2008