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Christmas Beetle (Lamprima aurata)

 
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peterkinchington



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:33 am    Post subject: Christmas Beetle (Lamprima aurata) Reply with quote

This beautiful beetle (Golden Stag - blue form female - Lamprima aurata) flew under my parked car today. I photographed her in my studio on a white card with a flash and released her as soon as possible. In Melbourne these beetles emerge in late spring/early summer around our christmas time.



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Beatsy



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely shot. Also known as a "Bahum Bug" Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Beatsy,
I think Scrooge would even like these beetles!
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