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Elephant beetle

Scientific Name
Xylotrupes ulysses australicus
Scientific Author
(Thomson)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae)
Status
Native Australian Pest Species
Reliability
High
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Commodity Type

  • Timber
  • Fresh Stems
  • Ornamentals
  • Leaves
  • Sugarcane

Description

Adults feed on bark of various ornamental and forest trees, minor pest of sugarcane, known to feed on pineapples, banana stems and coconut palms.


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