Subject: Colourful Bug
Location: Hornsby NSW
October 30, 2015 7:16 pm
I found this bug while pulling a weed out of a pot, at Hornsby NSW. I thought it might be a harlequin bug but the colour differs from the specimen shown on your website. Could you please identify the bug for me?
Signature: Mary

Fiddler Beetle

Fiddler Beetle

Dear Mary,
Each year as winter begins to descend on the northern hemisphere, we depend upon increased submissions from Australia and South Africa to supply us with daily posting material.  This gorgeous Scarab Beetle is called a Fiddler Beetle,
Eupoecila australasiae, because of the beautiful green pattern on its body.

Tagged with →  
Location: Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *