Whats that bug?
Location: Lightning Ridge, NSW, Australia
November 21, 2011 2:36 am
Hi there, this particular beetle was found in a pot plant by my mother in law. The bright florescent green was what caught her eye so she bought it right round so i could snap a photo.
Markings were symmetrical on top and on bottom, obviously 6 legs, eyes under its head and wings under its hard shell on its back. Spring is nearly over now heading into summer. Hope this helps.
As winter approaches in the northern hemisphere and our North American identification requests begin to diminish, we have a surge of identification requests from Australia and other southern realms. We generally get several requests each year to identify Fiddler Beetles, Eupoecila australasiae, like the individual in your photograph. Fiddler Beetles make their summer appearance in Australia beginning in late November and continuing through about February. We featured the Fiddler Beetle as the Bug of the Month for February 2007.