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Christmas beetle

Anoplognathus pallidicollis

Description:

22mm long, glints of green iridescence (lost with flash)

Habitat:

On suburban pavement under strong lights at night.

Notes:

Family Scarabaeidae - Subfamily Rutelinae. A classic Christmas beetle but not as colourful as some. http://www.ozanimals.com/Insect/Christma... http://bie.ala.org.au/species/Anoplognat...

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9 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Thanks Adarsha.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Amazing series Argy :) Loved it!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Thanks Queenslanders. I know they're common but it is Christmas after all.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Beautiful Argy :)

ScottHarte
ScottHarte 9 years ago

wow great detail in the head shot. nice colors in it.

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 9 years ago

Nice series Argy

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Thanks Martin. I'm not running a tidy ship here. I remember correcting this for someone else and didn't fix my own :(

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago
MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago

Nice. I saw one that day too but it was in flight.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Dec 25, 2012
Submitted on Dec 27, 2012

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