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Plague Soldier beetle

Chauliognathus lugubris


15 mm length. Flattened body with a prominent yellow/orange stripe behind the black prothorax. The abdomen is yellow/orange covered by the metallic olive green elytra.


Urban areas, forest, heath, woodland.


Called the Plague Soldier beetle because vast numbers of them can appear on plants throughout the warmer months.

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NSW, Australia

Lat: -32.95, Long: 151.75

Spotted on Feb 5, 2019
Submitted on Mar 13, 2019

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