Sighting

zoidberg 26 Jul 2013

Beautiful Staghorn Beetle

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Sighted 29 Dec 2010
Pelverata TAS 7150, Australia

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Identifications

  • zoidberg 26 July 2013
    Lamprima aurata
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Lamprima: aurata
    Common Names: Beetles, Lucanids, golden stag beetle
    zoidberg says

    This beetle is very distinctive, so hopefully I've got the ID right but I'm not sure.

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Notes

  • zoidberg 26 July 2013
    Physical Description

    Quite a large beetle but unfortunately I didn't measure at the time. Purplish iridescent body colour with greenish blue iridescent legs.

    Habitat

    Found in my vegie patch (open area, clay soil) not far from wet eucalypt forest (Eucalyptus obliqua)

    Tagged With staghorn beetle tasmania
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