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wasp-mimicking longicorn beetle

Enchoptera apicalis

Description:

Pics #1 to 4 show a female. Pics # 5 & 6 are that of a male. These beetles have long legs and long narrow bodies ( 11mm)with elytra that is slightly shorter than the abdomen. The long antennae have white tips. The male beetle looked similar to the female but was shorter in length. It had its elytra spread open (pic 6)

Habitat:

Spotted feeding on nectar in a cluster of white flowers. This shrub was growing in a nature reserve.

Notes:

The female beetle's thorax and front legs were covered with pollen. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nuytsia_pix...

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2 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Thanks Juan. Will do

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 6 years ago

Very interesting beetle. Please consider submiting your spot to Mimetic Animals mision

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.95, Long: 145.26

Spotted on Nov 20, 2012
Submitted on Nov 21, 2012

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