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Golden Stag Beetle

Lamprima aurata

Description:

Golden Stag Beetle (I believe) found in George Town, Tasmania.

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3 Comments

lori.tas
lori.tas 9 years ago

Kool. I'm down in the Southern Midlands myself, but I hail from the US originally. I'm also one of the 'Rangers' on this site so feel free to ask any questions, or ask for help if you need it. Right now, I'm off to Hobart to run errands. Later. Lori

mel_abbott1984
mel_abbott1984 9 years ago

Hey Lori :)

Thanks for the welcome :) I live in Tasmania, have for the last 12 years. I only found this site yesterday when I was searching to see what type of 'Christmas beetle' it was :)

lori.tas
lori.tas 9 years ago

Hey Mel, are you Taswegian, or were you just visiting? Either way, welcome to NOAH.

It is indeed a Golden stag beetle. It's a female, and they tend to be metallic green. It's the males that are gold and have the long "stag" antennae.

Here's a female I spotted recently: http://new.noahs-app.appspot.com/spottin...

And the male: http://new.noahs-app.appspot.com/spottin...

mel_abbott1984
Spotted by
mel_abbott1984

Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Mar 9, 2011
Submitted on Mar 9, 2011

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