Pretty Little Beetle
Location: New South Wales, Australia
April 11, 2011 10:50 pm
We passed this on our way to Bondi Beach in Australia. It was just a few blocks from the beach. It seemed to be dead. It didn’t move. It was raining that day so I didn’t have my good camera. The colors were much brighter than the photo.
Signature: Thanks! Heather
This is a Cotton Harlequin Bug, Tectocoris diophthalmus, a relatively common Jewel Bug in the family Scutelleridae. It is not a beetle. You may visit the Brisbane Insect Website for additional images of this lovely little creature.