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Clerid Beetle

Eleale illaetabilis

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Spotted on broom tea-tree.
Occurrence record: http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...

Notes:

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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