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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.
Spotted on Sep 23, 2012
Submitted on Sep 24, 2012
Thanks RG. He was just hanging out stretching his wings - in no hurry at all.
Excellent photos RB. Did you ask it specially to spread it's wings like that ?