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Golden Stag beetle (♀)

Lamprima aurata


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.


In a local nature reserve. Glenfern Valley Reserve.


At last I found one. Found mostly in Victoria and Tasmania but occasionally southern NSW. Male was seen here about 3 years ago
subfamily: Lampriminae

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Thanks Maria and James.

James McNair
James McNair 7 years ago

Superb Mark

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Nice series!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

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

kdpicturemaker 7 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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