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Spotting

Description:

Tiny dark brown beetle, maybe 1mm, oval shape, in groups and flying away when troubled, but otherwise lazy.

Habitat:

Temperate eastern Australian gardens

Notes:

Found in company of tiny weevil beetles of some sort which these guys chased away.

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3 Comments

sarahaw1981
sarahaw1981 8 years ago

That would explain it, thanks for that. And I'm still trying find a suitable example for you, not much luck so fare :-(

brainpunk
brainpunk 8 years ago

It didn't have its wings out until just before it flew away, that photo was actually the last one taken. It flapped its shell and wings a couple of times as if to unfurl them, then flew away.

sarahaw1981
sarahaw1981 8 years ago

In the first picture it looks like it is newly emerged from pupa stage, as its wing are longer then it's shell. It might be a type of ladybird, there is a species that appears brown and no spots. Will see if I can find it for you.

brainpunk
Spotted by
brainpunk

2640, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Dec 5, 2012
Submitted on Dec 5, 2012

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