2015-09-10 18:00:51

Description

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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beetle

Location

Wangaratta South VIC 3678, Australia

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Observation2015-09-10 18:00:51
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Created2015-09-11 by martinl (Martin Lagerwey)
Updated2015-11-01 by martinl
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