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Jewel Beetle

Melobasis purpurascens

Description:

A small metallic jewel beetle found on Cassinia and Acacia.

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15 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

A beauty Martin. Missed this one- glad you put the link on Mark's spotting. A very active little beetle. Yours really looks like metal with a dint and all...

MartinL
MartinL 5 years ago

Thank you outsidegirl
Thank you Charlie
Thank you MacC
Thank you Justin

JustinLawler
JustinLawler 5 years ago

Great shot man.

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 5 years ago

Nice one Martin

CharliePrice
CharliePrice 5 years ago

Gorgeous Martin , i got all excited and thought i had found my first jewel beetle yesterday , only to find it was a metallic shield bug ....on with the search.

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 5 years ago

these beetles always amaze me.... good job!

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

:-))!!

MartinL
MartinL 5 years ago

Thank you Leonardo

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 5 years ago

Incredible colors! Great spot!

MartinL
MartinL 5 years ago

Oh, and thanks Mark

MartinL
MartinL 5 years ago

Thanks bayucca :) (with pearly white teeth)

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Wonderful one, Martin!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Impressive.

MartinL
MartinL 5 years ago

Thanks ChristosMaroulis
Thanks Britsnana

ChristosMaroulis
ChristosMaroulis 5 years ago

Beautiful!!

MartinL
Spotted by
MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Dec 8, 2014
Submitted on Dec 10, 2014

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