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Pintail Beetle, aka Tumbling Flower Beetle

Mordellidae sp

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lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago
Pintail beetle, aka Tumbling flower beetle
Mordellidae sp Family Mordellidae - Pintail Beetles - Hoshihananomia leucosticta


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9 Comments

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Thanks Guys..

KatCuff
KatCuff 10 years ago

Nice pic!

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 10 years ago

cool spotting and photo

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

Ah, yes, when I was in NZ I saw Manuka honey for sale and wondered about what was in it. Beautiful plants.

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

Hi Clive. In Australia Tea Tree is a common name for a wide variety of Melaleuca plants/trees. Because some were used medicinally by aboriginal people, and some were used to make a tea-like concoction by white settlers (in the absence of actual tea). What species do New Zealanders call 'tea tree'?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

yeah that looks good from lori.tas

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

H Christiane and Argybee. I'm pretty sure it's a Mordellidae sp, just not sure which one.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Nice part of the country Christiane?
Looks like a hopper maybe a bit like this http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...
except that should be on eucalyptus.

Christiane
Christiane 10 years ago

The bug is feeding on a Tea Tree..

Christiane
Spotted by
Christiane

4671, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Oct 11, 2011
Submitted on Jan 22, 2012

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