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Tumbling flower beetle

Mordella sp.


Mordellidae is a family of beetles commonly known as tumbling flower beetles for the typical irregular movements they make when escaping predators, or as pintail beetles due to their abdominal tip which aids them in performing these tumbling movements


On one of our garden succulents.

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Jan 28, 2011
Submitted on Jan 28, 2011

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