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Clerid Beetle

Eleale illaetabilis


An attractive little beetle about 11 mm long. It had metallic dusky pink elytra which had ridges and pitting, and covered with short brown setae which gave them a greenish sheen. The thorax, head and legs were the same colour as were the antennae. Eyes were black.


Spotted on broom tea-tree.
Occurrence record:


The body appeared a little stout when compared to the slim green shimmering clerid often seen on flowers in this region.
I was not able to get a better shot of the beetle as it was extremely active flying from one bush to another.
Family: Cleridae
Subfamily: Clerinae
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Spotted on Oct 26, 2014
Submitted on Oct 27, 2014

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