Australian Cowboy Beetle

I love the diversity of this shot I just took, Australia Cowboy Beetle on an Turkish Fig! (Hello AJ)


Cowboy Beetle – Chondropyga dorsalis (Diaphonia dorsalis)


This beetle is commonly seen flying around very fast during day time in shrubs early summer and especially around Christmas. (Well that’s what I remember since being a child) It is yellowish-brown in colour with a black stripe on the middle. Its body is relatively flatten. The beetle feeds on nectar.