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Leatherwing beetle Chauliognathus imperialis is a beetle in family Cantharidae, also commonly known as Soldier beetles. <br />
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    comments (6)

  1. Hey Ruth you can add the name now. ;) Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks Mark. Posted 4 months ago
  2. Very nice Cantharid - marked quite differently from our European species! Cheers, Arp Posted 4 months ago
  3. Excellent capture! Posted 4 months ago
  4. Great shot of this gorgeous beetle Ruth. Posted 2 months ago
    1. With thanks Paul! Posted 2 months ago

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A vividly coloured soldier beetle found in south eastern Australia.
Other common names include Yellow soldier beetle, Leatherwing beetle, Imperial soldier beetle.

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

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Uploaded Jan 26, 2020. Captured Dec 19, 2019 10:15 in 2 Caldwell St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/10.0
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO250
  • 105mm