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Chauliognathus lugubris or Chauliognathus pulchellus
"This native species has earned its common name of the Plague Soldier Beetle not as a result of bringing or spreading any dangerous plagues, rather due to its habit of forming huge mating swarms." http://museumvictoria.com.au/about/mv-bl...I have seen them in massive groups but unfortunately did not have my camera at the time.
Lat: -38.58, Long: 146.02
Spotted on Mar 11, 2012 Submitted on Apr 14, 2012