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Jewel Beetle

Castiarina sp.


Another variation of this huge genus of brightly colored jewel beetles. This orange one has a complex pattern of black bands and spots.


Found on flowering tea tree in the Australian desert.

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MartinL 7 years ago

Thanks Ranger Leuba. There are more than 400 species listed on EOL for Castiarina and we have a long way to go. They are probably sometimes specific for plant type.

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Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Nice one ! Must be a different lot up there - so nice to have this variety.

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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 20, 2014
Submitted on Oct 26, 2014

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