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Plague Soldier Beetle

Chauliognathus lugubris or Chauliognathus pulchellus

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RachaelB 11 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."
I have seen them in massive groups but unfortunately did not have my camera at the time.

KarenL 11 years ago

Interesting name!

Atul 11 years ago


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Victoria, Australia

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

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