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Golden staghorn beetle (Lamprima aurata)

Description:

Golden staghorn beetle (Lamprima aurata), females are green and orange with blue legs. Only the males have the characteristic staghorn antennae.

Notes:

Dry sclerophyll bushland.

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4 Comments

ambientidm
ambientidm 9 years ago

gorgeous colors

textless
textless 9 years ago

Wonderful colors!

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 10 years ago

Preciosos colores.

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

Also known as a "Christmas beetle", along with many other colorful beetles that hatch out in December in the Southern hemisphere.

lori.tas
Spotted by
lori.tas

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Dec 15, 2008
Submitted on Nov 3, 2010

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