Odontria sylvatica

Scarabaeidae  : Melolonthinae

An abundant species in the North Island. One of the dominant species within Pinus plantations of the Kaiangaroa Plains. It has also appeared in the pine plantation on Rabbit Island, Nelson, a site close to known localities of O. nesobia and O. nitidula. Perhaps this is due to transportation of soil from the north with the seedling pines.

Text updated: 23/05/2013