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Cateract Gorge Reserve, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia (Google, OSM)
-41.4448833, 147.1149636
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Description

Lots of these on a section of path.

blue, green, red
Dec. 22, 2011 19:44:03 -0800
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Comments & Identifications

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Beetles - Photo (c) Mick Talbot, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
ctracey's ID: Beetles (Order Coleoptera)
Posted by ctracey about 2 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 about 2 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 about 2 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 about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Thanks!

Posted by sea-kangaroo about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Identification Summary

Jewel Bugs - Photo (c) Shipher (士緯) Wu (吳), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
sea-kangaroo's ID: Jewel Bugs (Family Scutelleridae)
Jewel Bugs - Photo (c) Shipher (士緯) Wu (吳), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
dhobern's ID: Jewel Bugs (Family Scutelleridae)
Beetles - Photo (c) Mick Talbot, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
ctracey's ID: Beetles (Order Coleoptera)
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