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Jewel beetle

Castiarina octomaculata


An orange jewel beetle with black spots mimicking the common ladybird beetle is easily found feeding on the nectar of flowering tea tree on very warm days.


Cuhrchill NP Lysterfield on flowering tea tree


The pink flower is geraldton wax flower from my garden.

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1 Comment

loarie 5 years ago

beautiful beetle!

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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 1, 2014
Submitted on Oct 23, 2014

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