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Beautiful Clerid Beetle

Eleale pulcher

Description:

This dark glimmering clerid beetle had a slightly backward pointing yellow band on each eytron and a white marking at the each elytral tip and on the midline between the wing bases. Legs were dark and hind femurs had a white patch. Abdominal segments showed white bands.
Antennae were dark ending in yellow tips.

Habitat:

Spotted on Leptospermum in a park.

Notes:

Some confusion about the species - could be E.lepida.
Last three photos were taken ( 25 Nov) in another reserve near the fist spotting location. Family: Cleridae Subfamily: Clerinae

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 12, 2014
Submitted on Nov 14, 2014

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