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Plague Soldier Beetle

Chauliognathus lugubris or Chauliognathus pulchellus




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3 Comments

RachaelB
RachaelB 7 years ago

"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.

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Interesting name!

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

Lovely!

RachaelB
Spotted by
RachaelB

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -38.58, Long: 146.02

Spotted on Mar 11, 2012
Submitted on Apr 14, 2012

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