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Jewel beetle

Castiarina bifasciata

Description:

One of the larger castiarina species with two bands of yellow.

Habitat:

On flowering tea tree

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2 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Yes, I was pretty drenched by 9 AM but I was happy to learn that these guys stay on the flowers when the sun is not out.

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Thanks Ernst.

Also found;
C. sexguttata
C. australaise
C. octomaculata
C. erythroptera
That makes eight Castiarina species
They didn't seem to care that it was raining.

MartinL
Spotted by
MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 16, 2014
Submitted on Nov 16, 2014

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