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Pittosporum Beetle

Lamprolina impressicollis

Description:

Length approx. 15mm,

Habitat:

Dry eucalypt forest @ 1200m elevation. Found on an Australian Black Thorn Shrub ( Bursaria spinosa )

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9 Comments

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 8 years ago

Added ID, Thanks Mark & Martin

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 8 years ago

Thanks Martin, all the ones I saw today had a red back. I'll go with you & Mark on the ID for this one, thanks to you both.

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

It usually has a metallic green back but seems to sometime have red elytra like yours does http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8532/8555...
I've seen this one in Sydney
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/171...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Maybe Pittosporum Beetle (Lamprolina impressicollis) http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 8 years ago

Thanks Mark, found a only few of these, all on one type of thorny shrub.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

That's a beauty Mac. I can't find it yet. Some leaf beetle I think.

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 8 years ago

Thanks Cindy

What a beauty!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 8 years ago

Added photo

MacChristiansen
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MacChristiansen

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Jan 4, 2014
Submitted on Jan 4, 2014

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