Costelytra diurna

Scarabaeidae  : Melolonthinae

One of the NZ grassgrubs which flies during the day. Although abundant when first found on a golf course in Timaru it still is known only from a few localities in South Canterbury- North Otago. A similar and common but un-named species lives on Banks Peninsula (also shown on map as C. diurna

Text updated: 14/08/2014