Washing Beetle

Phyllotocus rufipennis (Boisduval, 1835)

They emerge in summer to feed on eucalypt blossoms but often mistakenly swarm on other white objects, such as drying washing hence the common name for this species.

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What habitats does Phyllotocus rufipennis live in?

Can be found in flowers or swarmming dyring the summer months

What is the distribution of Phyllotocus rufipennis?

Southeastern Australia

How big does Phyllotocus rufipennis grow?

Can grow to around 10mm

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