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Lycid-mimic Longhorn

Stenoderus suturalis


About 2cm body length. Glossy black with striate elytra that display bright orange patches; the black on elytra has a blue sheen depending on light. This genus is endemic to Australia and mimics Net-winged Beetles, which are poisonous.


Dry eucalipt forest of mainly Marri and Jarrah.


This is a potential model for the mimicry:

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Felix Fleck
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Felix Fleck

Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Nov 12, 2011
Submitted on Aug 5, 2017

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