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Shiny beetle, Australia.
Location: Camp Hill, Brisbane, AUS
March 26, 2011 3:55 pm
Hi there. I was sitting on my balcony on a sunny afternoon at the end of March in Brisbane, Australia when I discovered this beetle clinging to my window screen. I can’t seem to find a picture of this exact beetle anywhere and I would really like to know what it is. Thanks very much for your help!
Signature: Heather, Brisbane AUS

Common Assassin Bug

Hi Heather,
This is an Assassin Bug, not a Beetle.  The Brisbane Insect Website identifies your insect as a Common Assassin Bug,
Pristhesancus plagipennis.

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