Odontria varicolorata

Scarabaeidae  : Melolonthinae

Common in Canterbury and very tolerant of stable modified habitats, urban gardens to production plantations. Adults, especially males, may fly at any time of the year under relatively warm conditions. Known to disfigureBergenia and roses (especially "Iceberg") by eating leaf buds or skeletonising the leaves.

Text updated: 20/03/2017