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Jewel beetle

Castiarina octomaculata

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Cuhrchill NP Lysterfield on flowering tea tree

Notes:

The pink flower is geraldton wax flower from my garden.

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1 Comment

loarie
loarie 5 years ago

beautiful beetle!

MartinL
Spotted by
MartinL

Victoria, Australia

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

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