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Jewel Beetle -9

Castiarina flavopicta


This 8 mm long jewel beetle had metallic teal coloured head, thorax and elytra with bright yellow patterns on the elytra. Some of the yellow appeared a little faded and I thought that this was an abnormality until I saw similar colour change in Martin's spotting of similar beetles
Legs were the same teal colour and the femurs were thick.


Spotted on Box Thorn in a nature reserve


My thanks to Martin Lagerway for the ID ad reference link.
The larvae live in wood while the adults feed on flowers.
Family : Buprestidae

1 Species ID Suggestions

MartinL 9 years ago
Jewel Beetle
Castiarina flavopicta Sighting - BowerBird

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Thanks so much for the ID Martin.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Thanks J.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago


Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Feb 14, 2015
Submitted on Feb 15, 2015

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