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Cateract Gorge Reserve, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia (Google, OSM) Details Hide details

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Lots of these on a section of path.

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Beetles - Photo (c) Jay Keller, all rights reserved, uploaded by Jay L. Keller
ctracey's ID: Beetles (Order Coleoptera)
Posted by ctracey about 5 years ago (Flag)
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Jewel Bugs - Photo (c) Shipher (士緯) Wu (吳), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
dhobern's ID: Jewel Bugs (Family Scutelleridae)
Posted by dhobern almost 5 years ago (Flag)
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It's not a beetle. It's a bug (Hemiptera) nymph in the family Scutelleridae. There are several identical insects in Flickr identified as Choerocoris paganus so that may be the actual species.

Posted by dhobern almost 5 years ago (Flag)
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Jewel Bugs - Photo (c) Shipher (士緯) Wu (吳), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
sea-kangaroo's ID: Jewel Bugs (Family Scutelleridae)
Posted by sea-kangaroo almost 5 years ago (Flag)
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Thanks!

Posted by sea-kangaroo almost 5 years ago (Flag)
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Red Jewel Bug - Photo (c) Malcolm Tattersall, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
sea-kangaroo's ID: Red Jewel Bug (Choerocoris paganus)
Posted by sea-kangaroo almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Red Jewel Bug - Photo (c) Malcolm Tattersall, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
adammyates's ID: Red Jewel Bug (Choerocoris paganus)
Posted by adammyates 3 days ago (Flag)
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Red Jewel Bug - Photo (c) Malcolm Tattersall, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
ctracey's ID: Red Jewel Bug (Choerocoris paganus)
Posted by ctracey about 22 hours ago (Flag)
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Red Jewel Bug - Photo (c) Malcolm Tattersall, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
sea-kangaroo's ID: Red Jewel Bug (Choerocoris paganus)
Red Jewel Bug - Photo (c) Malcolm Tattersall, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
adammyates's ID: Red Jewel Bug (Choerocoris paganus)
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Jewel Bugs - Photo (c) Shipher (士緯) Wu (吳), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
dhobern's ID: Jewel Bugs (Family Scutelleridae)
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