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Red spotted jewel beetle

Stigmodera cancellata

Description:

These two specimens are very similar The left one is the red spotted Jewel beetle Stigmodera cancellata. http://agspsrv34.agric.wa.gov.au/ento/im... The other is Roe's Jewel Beetle Stigmodera roei. as in the last spotting. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/306...

Habitat:

These were collected many years ago somewhere near Perth Austtralia

Notes:

http://agspsrv34.agric.wa.gov.au/ento/im... http://agspsrv34.agric.wa.gov.au/ento/im... Some seasons these are very prolific and can be found in their hundreds. The following week there may be none and they might be scarce for several years. Larvae feed underground for up to 15 years.

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1 Comment

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Thanks brycegarling
I agree that nature inspires art.

MartinL
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MartinL

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on May 14, 2014
Submitted on May 14, 2014

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