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Tasmanian Gold

Paropsisterna aurea

Description:

This beetle was described by Rev Thomas Blackburn in 1899 and given its common name by him.

Habitat:

Widespread and common


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5 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 days ago

lovely and fresh.

MartinL
MartinL 3 days ago

Thanks Mark. This one is my favourite. It appears to be freshly emerged. I think the red appears in the overwintering generation for this bivoltine species.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 days ago

Amazing colour variation on these.

MartinL
MartinL 3 days ago

Thanks Sergio and maplemoth.
This species is similar to one on the mainland and will be synonymised.
This will reduce the global diversity tally by one insect.

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 days ago

Photo No. 1: is a beautiful photo....a beautiful beetle....

So you really struck gold at last... :-) Congrats, it may be common, but it is beautifull anyway.

Tasmania, Australia

Lat: -42.01, Long: 147.96

Spotted on Feb 8, 2018
Submitted on Feb 14, 2018

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