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CARABIDAE
Ground Beetles

STAPHYLINIDAE
Rove Beetles 

LUCANIDAE
Golden Stag Beetle
SCARABAEIDAE
Scarab Beetles

BUPRESTIDAE
Variable Jewel Beetle
CastiarinaJewel Beetle
Variegate Jewel Beetle
DysenteryPlant Jewel Beetle
DarkBlue BanksiaJewel Beetle 
Circle-dottedJewel Beetle
Marble Jewel Beetle
Pea Flower Jewel Beetle 

EUCNEMIDAE
False Click Beetles
ELATERIDAE
Click Beetles 
LYCIDAE
Long-noseLycid Beetle
Red Shoulder Lycid Beetle
Large Eyes Lycid Beetle
Small Bi-colour Beetle 
CANTHARIDAE
Plague Soldier Beetle
Tricolor Soldier Beetle
Yellow Soldier Beetle
Red-tippedSoldier Beetle 

ANOBIIDAE
Spider Beetle 

CLERIDAE
Clerid Beetles
MELYRIDAE
Red and Blue Beetle
RedSoft-winged Beetle
YellowSoft-winged Beetle

NITIDULIDAE
Sap Beetles
LANGURIIDAE
Lizard Beetles

COCCINELLIDAE 
Ladybird Beetles 

MORDELLIDAE
Pintail Beetles
RHIPIPHORIDAE
Wedge-shaped Beetles TENEBRIONIDAE
Brown Darkling Beetle
Black Darkling Beetle
ChalcopterusBeetleII
ChalcopterusBeetleIII
Pie-dish Beetle
OEDEMERIDAE
Lycid-mimicPollen Beetle
Black Pollen Beetle
Striped Pollen Beetle
MELOIDAE
Blister Beetles  
 

CERAMBYCIDAE
Longicorn Beetles
CHRYSOMELIDAE 
Leaf Beetles  

BELIDAE
Belid Weevils
CURCULIONIDAE
True Weevil

Other Beetle Families 

                                               

Family Meloidae - Blister Beetle

Beetles in this small family are usually bicoloured with bright colours. Their head is strongly constricted behind eyes to form narrow neck. The thorax is usually narrow as well. They have long snout for flower-visiting, typical of pollen feeders. 
 
Their eggs are lay on flowers and larvae are parasitoids of bees
 

Orange Blister Beetle - Zonitis sp. ?

This page contains information and pictures about Orange Blister Beetles that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
 

Body length 16mm 

The beetle is bright orange colour with black patch patterns. Its thorax and head are orange with narrow neck. 
 
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We found this beetle two times in different area on Jan 2009, the first time in Ford Road Conservation Area and the second time in Daisy Hills near Buhot Creek. Both were found when the beetle was on the top of a small Lantana plant. The beetle did not fly or run away. It just slowly walk to the bottom side of the leaf to hide.
 
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Reference:
1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p 668.
2. A guide to the Genera of Beetles of South Australia Part.5 - Matthews, E.G. 1985, p9. 
 
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Last updated: February 08, 2009.