Scientific Name:Eupoecila sp., Glycyphana sp., and Diphucephala sp.
Conservation Status: Least Concern
Threats: Habitat loss
Will they visit?: Flower beetles frequently visit home gardens with suitable plants
Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region
Eupoecila sp. (CC) Cemone Hedges. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Australia License (Atlas of Living Australia)
Glycyphana sp. – (CC) Jean and Fred. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Australia License (Atlas of Living Australia)
Diphucephala sp. (CC) lorrainecphelan. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Australia License (Atlas of Living Australia)
(C) Whiteman park – insect on hibbertia flower
Diphucephala – bobgood (CC BY-NC 4.0). Atlas of Living Australia
Habitat at a Glance
See Habitat Guide for more detail
Shelter: Gather in large groups around flowers and leaves
Diet: Pollen and nectar
Water: Not required
ReWild Benefit: Pollination
Habitat Guide - Shelter
Flower beetles are a diverse group and attracting them required a garden rich in diversity. Growing different flowering shrubs, trees, and ground covers (eucalypts, wattles, banksias, grevilleas) can provide suitable shelter for different species. Their young (called larvae) live in the soil.
Habitat Guide - Food and Water
Providing natural sources of food
Flower beetles feed on the nectar of native flowering plants and can gather in large numbers on suitable plant species. The larvae live under the soil, feeding on roots and fungi. A good layer of mulch and leaf litter will provide suitable breeding habitat.
Avoid seeds advertised for local pollinators as these can often contain plants not suitable for our native pollinators and have the potential to become serious weeds.
Providing sources of water
Flower beetles are pollinators in the garden and connect biodiversity across the landscape. If you see one in your backyard, you can record your sighting on the Atlas of Living Australia and help scientists monitor there population and distribution.