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Soldier beetle

Chauliognathus tricolor

Description:

A bright soldier beetle with orange pronotum and the yellow body which always seems too large for its highly polished elytra. Soldier beetles belong to the small family Cantharidae

Notes:

The plague soldier beetle is somewhat more common http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/170... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/157... http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...

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MartinL
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MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 3, 2013
Submitted on Mar 4, 2013

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