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Jewel beetle

Castiarina scalaris

Description:

Another nice jewel beetle found on ti-tree flowers today. This one a little larger than most at about 15mm.

Habitat:

On Leptospermum scoparium in a local nature reserve.

Notes:

family: BUPRESTIDAE
subfamily: Buprestinae
tribe: Stigmoderini
subtribe: Stigmoderina
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...

1 Species ID Suggestions

MartinL
MartinL 5 years ago
Jewel beetle
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5 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Ok Doc.. I'll change them.
When looking through any collection for a certain species it is very annoying to force opening a spotting to find the 'important' name.

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Yes, indeed an excellent spotting!

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Mark, we should not double the scientific name in the common name field. I suggest to take Jewel Beetle or Scalaris Jewel Beetle as common name, also for the other ones you posted.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Thanks again Martin.

MartinL
MartinL 5 years ago

Excellent spotting Mark!!!

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 12, 2014
Submitted on Nov 12, 2014

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