More brilliant beetles!
Leaf Beetle taking off, Calomela species
The wet-season in far north Queensland is the time when beetles are out and about in force. There are thousands of species all doing their own thing, all perfectly adapted to their particular lifestyle and habitat. Here’s some we’ve encountered locally.
The same Leaf Beetle with wings close, Calomela species.
Beach Tortoise Beetle, Aspidimorpha westwoodi
Christmas Beetles, Anoplognathus boisduvalii
Clown Beetle, Saprinus species.
Ground Beetle, Craspedophorus species.
Mating Eucalypt weevils.
Golden Christmas Beetle, Anoplognathus aureus
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