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Beetle takeoff

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.

Beetle

The same Leaf Beetle with wings close, Calomela species.

Beach Tortoise beetle - Aspidimorpha westwoodi

Beach Tortoise Beetle, Aspidimorpha westwoodi

Christmas beetle threesome

Christmas Beetles, Anoplognathus boisduvalii

Weevil

Rainforest weevil

Saprinus species.

Clown Beetle, Saprinus species.

Ground Beetle, Craspedophorus species.

Ground Beetle, Craspedophorus species.

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Mating Eucalypt weevils.

Golden Christmas Beetle, Anoplognathus aureus

Golden Christmas Beetle, Anoplognathus aureus

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