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Jewel beetle

Melobasis

Description:

A small bright green Jewel beetle. Jewel beetles usually feed on summer flowers and have a short season. Melobasis feeds on Acacia leaves and appear very early (or late) in the season. I have not seen this one before.

Habitat:

On Acacia (silver wattle)

Notes:

Elytral lateral margin is purple. Prosternum is red.

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MartinL
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MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Sep 5, 2015
Submitted on Sep 5, 2015

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