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Castiarina bella

A Jewel Beetle at Burragate, NSW

Castiarina bella at Burragate, NSW - 22 Dec 2021
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Identification history

Castiarina bella 13 Jan 2022 Harrisi
Castiarina bella 13 Jan 2022 michaelb
Unidentified 27 Dec 2021 KylieWaldon

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a shy beetle.

2 comments

Harrisi wrote:
   13 Jan 2022
..and a shy photographer it seems...just enough info in this one shot to confirm the sp.? when they drop (thanatosis) it is usually pretty hard to find them again but in this case was it simply skulking in the foliage? Top, side and front are ideal angles and if lucky, a ventral (underneath) shot would be good too. Nice beetle, well done!
   15 Jan 2022
Sorry Harrisi. It was spitting rain and the driver wanted me back in the vehicle! I thought it was a different insect until I looked at the pics later on. I got more excited over the spiders at that site!

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 22 Dec 2021 08:03 AM Recorded on
  • KylieWaldon Recorded by

Additional information

  • cassinia Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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