Jewels in the crown of the beetle kingdom.
These extravagant beetles mimic native bees, leaves, ladybirds, lycids and eachother.
These are found feeding on the nectar of flowers in the summertime.
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This beetle is a Diphucrania sp. It feeds on Acacia foliage rather than nectar of flowers. This uncommon species has white spots on a purple elytra. The elytra are finely haired. The head and pronotum is sometimes green, as in this example.
This is a Diphucrania species. A large green jewel beetle on foliage of black wattle. This species feeds on foliage rather than flowers. I saw three today, the other two were not as brightly colored (more green than purple) and might represent a different gender.