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Batman returns Illeis galbula is a native, fungus-eating ladybird with stunning colours and markings. <br />
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To me, reminiscent of the Batman logo! <br />
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4 mm body length Australia,Coccinellidae,Coleoptera,Fungus-eating Ladybird,Geotagged,Illeis galbula,Ladybug,Macro,arthropod,beetle,fauna,insect,invertebrate,markings,new south wales,spring. ladybird Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Haha, good one! Posted 8 months ago
  2. Amazing! Posted 8 months ago

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The Fungus-eating Ladybird is a species of Coccinellidae. Adults are 4-5mm in size while the larvae are between 8 and 10mm. Adults are bright yellow with black markings, larvae and pupa are white with black dots. During the day it is fast moving and readily flies or drops when disturbed. Adults feed on black mold and other fungi. The pupa are active and often stand on end. They are found in Australia and are a non-native species in New Zealand.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Sep 12, 2019. Captured Sep 7, 2019 13:17 in 5 Cedar Cres, Merewether Heights NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm