Christmas Beetle (Lamprima aurata)

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Christmas Beetle (Lamprima aurata)

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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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Lovely shot. Also known as a "Bahum Bug" :D

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