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Selagis caloptera I have seen this in Victoria and North Queensland on daisy bush and hop bush blossoms.<br />
Selagis has strong purple patterns on the elytra. Australia,Geotagged,Selagis,Selagis caloptera,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Selagis caloptera

I have seen this in Victoria and North Queensland on daisy bush and hop bush blossoms.
Selagis has strong purple patterns on the elytra.

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  1. Lovely shot Martin. These are quite small. Posted one month ago

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Selagis caloptera is a species of jewel beetle (Buprestidae) found in Eastern Australia.
It is a nectar feeder and so its emergence is associated with flowering.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Martin Lagerwey
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By Martin Lagerwey

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Uploaded Aug 2, 2016. Captured Dec 8, 2015 11:45 in Lerderderg Track, Lerderderg VIC 3458, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 600D
  • f/16.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO200
  • 65mm