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Tasmanian Gold

Paropsisterna aurea


This beetle was described by Rev Thomas Blackburn in 1899 and given its common name by him.


Widespread and common

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

lovely and fresh.

MartinL 4 years ago

Thanks Mark. This one is my favourite. It appears to be freshly emerged. I think the red appears in the overwintering generation for this bivoltine species.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Amazing colour variation on these.

MartinL 4 years ago

Thanks Sergio and maplemoth.
This species is similar to one on the mainland and will be synonymised.
This will reduce the global diversity tally by one insect.

maplemoth662 4 years ago

Photo No. 1: is a beautiful photo....a beautiful beetle....

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 4 years ago

So you really struck gold at last... :-) Congrats, it may be common, but it is beautifull anyway.

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Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Feb 8, 2018
Submitted on Feb 14, 2018

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