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This species is Peltoschema basicollis. This orange beetle with black spots is clearly a coccinellidae mimic. These beetles are monophagous, obligate feeders on Acacia buxifolia and the beetles were restricted to a small stand of this acacia in a small section of the park. These are easily and commonly mistaken for ladybirds but feature a black suture. There are at least three species of Peltoschema in a complex of ladybird mimic species.

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Date & Time

  2015-09-10 06:00 PM

Location

  -36.37928 , 146.231663 : m

Near Wangaratta South VIC 3678, Australia

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  1. Martin Lagerwey  Peltoschema basicollis is missing from the database. https://sites.google.com/site/peltoschemagallery/peltoschema-basicollis http://www.bowerbird.org.au/observations/27481 I saw a mixture of bright and pale ones like Linda Rogans example.

    Reply • 11 Sep 2015

  2. David Francis  Peltoschema basicollis added. David

    Reply • 13 Sep 2015




NS Observation No. 55F2C2E3ED2A89B06C0005B9
Created 2015-09-11 10:02 PM (about 4 years ago)
Created By Martin Lagerwey
Updated 2015-11-01 06:10 PM (about 4 years ago)
Updated By Martin Lagerwey
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Photo Quality good-for-id
Camera Date-Stamp Yes
Camera Geotag Yes
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