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Clerid beetle - Eleale lepida  feeding on leptospermum flowers Cleridae have a large number of niches and feeding habits. Most genera are predaceous and feed on other beetles and larvae; however other genera are scavengers or pollen feeders. Clerids have elongated bodies with bristly hairs, are usually bright colored, and have variable antennae. Checkered beetles range in length between 3 millimeters and 24 millimeters. Cleridae can be identified based on their 5?5?5 tarsal formula, division of sternites, and the absence of a special type of vesicle. Female Cleridae lay between 28?42 eggs at a time predominately under the bark of trees. Larvae are predaceous and feed vigorously before pupation and subsequently emergence as adults.( Atlas of living Australia) Australia,Eleale lepida,Geotagged,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Clerid beetle - Eleale lepida feeding on leptospermum flowers

Cleridae have a large number of niches and feeding habits. Most genera are predaceous and feed on other beetles and larvae; however other genera are scavengers or pollen feeders. Clerids have elongated bodies with bristly hairs, are usually bright colored, and have variable antennae. Checkered beetles range in length between 3 millimeters and 24 millimeters. Cleridae can be identified based on their 5?5?5 tarsal formula, division of sternites, and the absence of a special type of vesicle. Female Cleridae lay between 28?42 eggs at a time predominately under the bark of trees. Larvae are predaceous and feed vigorously before pupation and subsequently emergence as adults.( Atlas of living Australia)

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  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thank you Lisa Posted 8 months ago
  2. Awesome! Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thank you Felix Posted 8 months ago
  3. Very nice and superb specimen Ernst. Posted 5 months ago

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Eleale lepida is a beetle in the Cleridae family.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Dec 2, 2019. Captured Nov 18, 2019 14:30 in Halls Ln, East Kurrajong NSW 2758, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 650D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/332s
  • ISO400
  • 135mm