Scarab beetle (Scarabaeidae)Xylotrupes ulysses australicus

2 Rhinoceros Beetle at Doonan, QLD

Xylotrupes ulysses australicus at Doonan, QLD - 30 Dec 2018

Identification history

Scarab beetle (Scarabaeidae) Xylotrupes ulysses australicus 30 Jul 2019 DonnaTomkinson
Scarab beetle (Scarabaeidae) Xylotrupes ulysses australicus 21 Jul 2019 michaelb
Unidentified 20 Jul 2019 JBudgie

5 comments

michaelb wrote:
   21 Jul 2019
This looks like the rhinoceros beetle Xylotrupes australicus:
https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:c8482685-310f-49db-bdf7-c0636a3ccbe5
   21 Jul 2019
I love these things, I've only ever seen 1 of them in Byron Bay a few years back.
JBudgie wrote:
   22 Jul 2019
Hi Aaron! We have a tree which i think they are attracted to. There were bunches of them on the branches. This was only one bunch. It was weird!
   22 Jul 2019
That’s awesome Jane. It would be cool to also report the tree and get it ID’d by a moderator so we can establish the link between these guys and your beetle magnet tree!
michaelb wrote:
   25 Aug 2019
I've corrected the name to Xylotrupes ulysses australicus after advice from entomologist Kim Pullen.
He said:
"I checked in AFD at https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/Xylotrupes/complete. The current name is Xylotrupes ulysses australicus, indicating that what was previously called Xylotrupes australicus is now considered a subspecies of X. ulysses."
I've also added Xylotrupes australicus as a synonym.

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Nearby Sightings

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Unidentified Huntsman spider (Sparassidae) (TBC) at Doonan, QLD - 11 Aug 2019 Unidentified Other Shrub (TBC) at Doonan, QLD - 31 Jul 2019 Myrmecia sp. (genus) (Bull Ants, Jumping Jack Ants) at Doonan, QLD - 30 Jul 2019 Unidentified Snake (TBC) at Doonan, QLD - 28 Jul 2019 Metura elongatus (Saunders' Case Moth) at Doonan, QLD - 24 Jul 2019 Murraya paniculata (Orange jessamine) at Doonan, QLD - 23 Jul 2019 Tetragonula carbonaria (Stingless Bee) at Doonan, QLD - 20 Jul 2019 Euploea core (Common Crow Butterfly, Oleander Butterfly) at Doonan, QLD - 29 Jan 2019 Isopeda sp.(genus) (Huntsman Spider) at Doonan, QLD - 28 Jan 2019 Litoria wilcoxii (Stony-Creek Frog) at Doonan, QLD - 15 Jan 2019 Acrophylla titan (Titan Stick Insect) at Doonan, QLD - 29 Sep 2018 Demansia psammophis (Yellow-faced Whip Snake) at Doonan, QLD - 22 Sep 2018 Morelia spilota mcdowelli (Eastern, Coastal or McDowell's Carpet python) at Doonan, QLD - 28 Aug 2018
Unidentified Huntsman spider (Sparassidae) (TBC) at Doonan, QLD - 11 Aug 2019
Unidentified Other Shrub (TBC) at Doonan, QLD - 31 Jul 2019
Myrmecia sp. (genus) (Bull Ants, Jumping Jack Ants) at Doonan, QLD - 30 Jul 2019
Unidentified Snake (TBC) at Doonan, QLD - 28 Jul 2019
Metura elongatus (Saunders' Case Moth) at Doonan, QLD - 24 Jul 2019
Murraya paniculata (Orange jessamine) at Doonan, QLD - 23 Jul 2019
Tetragonula carbonaria (Stingless Bee) at Doonan, QLD - 20 Jul 2019
Euploea core (Common Crow Butterfly, Oleander Butterfly) at Doonan, QLD - 29 Jan 2019
Isopeda sp.(genus) (Huntsman Spider) at Doonan, QLD - 28 Jan 2019
Litoria wilcoxii (Stony-Creek Frog) at Doonan, QLD - 15 Jan 2019
Acrophylla titan (Titan Stick Insect) at Doonan, QLD - 29 Sep 2018
Demansia psammophis (Yellow-faced Whip Snake) at Doonan, QLD - 22 Sep 2018
Morelia spilota mcdowelli (Eastern, Coastal or McDowell's Carpet python) at Doonan, QLD - 28 Aug 2018

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 30 Dec 2018 8:38 AM Recorded on
  • JBudgie Recorded by
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