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Yellow Soldier Beetle

Cantharidae family


This Solder Beetle has its abdomen with black and yellow strips, when fly, mimics a wasp. Its wing-covers are brick-yellow/red in colour, which mimics a Lycid Beetle. Most predators will avoid either wasp or Lycid.

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RachaelB 10 years ago

Thanks RG. He was just hanging out stretching his wings - in no hurry at all.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Excellent photos RB. Did you ask it specially to spread it's wings like that ?

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3888, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Sep 23, 2012
Submitted on Sep 24, 2012

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