Distribution: Madagascar, The Comoros, Asia, Australasia/Pacific
Bioclimate: Subhumid, Dry
Vegetation Formation: Grassland
Elevation (m): 0-499, 500-999
Province: Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Fianarantsoa, Mahajanga
Note: This species is possibly introduced in Madagascar but early collections made by Boivin on Nosy Be in 1847 suggest that it may be native. The variant in Madagascar corresponds with widepread var. scarabaeoides.
Updated on: 25 Aug. 2006