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Stigmodera roei (Jewel Beetle)

Stigmodera roei

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14 Comments

Christiane
Christiane 8 years ago

Thanks CharleeStewart

CharleeStewart
CharleeStewart 8 years ago

What a lovely photo

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

@Ken.. Do you know Butterflies too??? http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/638...

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

@ Ken.. here is another one for you!!! http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/630...

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Ken.. I love all animals.. and I know our ecosystem would look pretty sad without the insects! But I could life without Miskitos!!

kwalker
kwalker 9 years ago

Christiane - It is great to see that you consider insects to be animals!

That's what websites like this do best - To open users' eyes to the beauty, variety and conservations need of invertebrates. Remember that wonderful phrase: "The little things that run the world."

If humans were to disappear tomorrow, the world would not blink but if all invertebrates were to disappear tomorrow, then the world's ecosystems would indeed stop.

sy

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Thanks Ken.. It's great to get answers for the animals..

kwalker
kwalker 9 years ago

Hi All,

This beetle belongs to the Jewel beetle family Buprestidae and the genus / species is Stigmodera roei. Western Australia is where these show off beetles abound in their glory.

Here is a link to images of other species belonging to Stigmodera.

http://agspsrv34.agric.wa.gov.au/ento/ic...

By the way, here is a link to show what the Spider beetles (Ptinus lspp.) look like. And, just to make things more difficult, the well known Ptinus tectus name has now been synonymised with Ptinus ocellus!

http://www.padil.gov.au/pests-and-diseas...

Enjoy.

Cheers,

Ken

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Must be a VERY old strawberry ...

looks like an old strawberrie with legs :)
maybe Ptinus fur or Ptinus tectus

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Still need ID for the fellow...

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Thanks

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

Insects are so cool! Nice shot!

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 9 years ago

What amazing and flamboyant coloring!!
Nick

Christiane
Spotted by
Christiane

Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Mar 7, 2010
Submitted on May 31, 2011

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