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the Dotted-head Acacia Beetle

Calomela maculicollis


imitation eye spots on the thorax make the beetle look larger than it is.


On Acacia dealbata Silver wattle.

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MartinL 12 years ago

Thanks. I've found lots of stuff on acacia lately.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 12 years ago

nice spot martin

MartinL 12 years ago

Thanks Dilek Cifci, I agree and I've put that pic to the front now. The dot on the thorax is quite diagnostic of this species. I'll have to go and find his name now.

Dilek Cifci
Dilek Cifci 12 years ago

Very nice spottings. Loved the last pic.

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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jan 2, 2012
Submitted on Jan 2, 2012

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