Discover the wonderful diversity of Australia's most famous beetles with our identification guide!
Browse the comprehensive catalogue of Christmas beetles, including photos, maps and more! Collect the beetles you find and identify by adding them to your digital collection, and learn more about beetle anatomy and taxonomy with our illustrated glossaries.
This app is best used with a magnifying glass to best compare details to the photos in the app.
Have fun, and happy hunting!
Development of this app was assisted by a grant from the Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS). To learn more about ABRS visit their website.
- New common names for the species of the Australian Museum's Christmas beetle naming competition added to relevant species' pages.
- Winning contestants' names added to the relevant species' info menu.
Ratings and Reviews
Xmas beetle time
Love this app - can’t wait for the beetles to start arriving. Have been dive bombed in the past and love the description of them being clumsy flyers ... bit like brush turkeys!
Would it be possible to do a cicada one as well ?
On the Central Coast there are some areas where it is painful to sit outside some years but I have no idea who is making all the racket - is it black princes or greengrocers, etc?
Thanks again for this great app.
Great app my little one loves catching and looking at all sorts mini beasts especially Xmas beetles can not wait till they start coming out a great update would be to be able to take a picture through the app with your gps on to record the location of the sighting this would help collect numbers and distribution of species
What a Xmas present
A great app! I just used it to ID the beetle in our trees. Great photos. The visual glossary is very helpful once I found it. Hope to see more ID apps of this quality in the future.
Developer Response ,
Thanks MeropsTS! The app has an interactive illustrated anatomical glossary available by tapping "MORE INFO" on the homescreen, and is hyperlinked to from anatomical terms in the species information.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.