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Tricolor soldier beetle (m)

Chauliognathus tricolor

Description:

Although these usually appear in plagues this was a solitary specimen. About 15mm long.

Habitat:

On a low shrub in a playground reserve.

Notes:

These brightly coloured beetles are apparently unappealing to birds.
Smaller than I remembered them - this was a male.
https://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane...

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Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 26, 2021
Submitted on Mar 27, 2021

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