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Tricolor Soldier Beetle

Chauliognathus tricolor

Description:

About 10mm length. Short wing covers over a large yellow abdomen. Bright orange bulbous thorax. Black head. Eleven segments in antennae.

Habitat:

On acacia in a local nature reserve.

Notes:

Very dry conditions. Similar to plague beetles but not nearly as common. Distribution here... http://bie.ala.org.au/species/Chauliogna...

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Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 1, 2014
Submitted on Mar 1, 2014

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