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Jewel beetle

Castiarina bifasciata


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


On flowering tea tree

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MartinL 5 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 5 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.

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Victoria, Australia

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

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