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Golden Stag beetle (♀)

Lamprima aurata

Description:

These can vary from copper-gold to a deep blue colour. This one is female and green-blue. About 25mm long overall and just clinging to the topmost part of a small spiny acacia.

Habitat:

In a local nature reserve. Glenfern Valley Reserve.

Notes:

At last I found one. Found mostly in Victoria and Tasmania but occasionally southern NSW. Male was seen here about 3 years ago http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/802...
http://spatial.ala.org.au/?q=lsid:%22urn...
family: LUCANIDAE
subfamily: Lampriminae
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/Lamprima%2...

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5 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Thanks Maria and James.

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Superb Mark

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Nice series!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Thanks KD and Lenny. Only took 3 years to make up a pair :)

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 6 years ago

Beautiful beetle Mark!

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Dec 30, 2014
Submitted on Dec 30, 2014

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