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Jewel Beetle - 5

Castiarina rectifasciata

Description:

This beetle was similar to this one
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/977...
. However, the ivory patches at the elytral base were bigger and continuous with the patches on the outer elytral margins.

Habitat:

Spotted on broom tea-tree in a national park.

Notes:

This one was about to take-off. ID taken from MartinL's spotting
Family: Buprestidae

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1 Comment

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

Thanks Ernst -caught it on time !

Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 30, 2014
Submitted on Oct 31, 2014

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