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Fiddle Beetle - Eupoecila australasiae


This page contains information and pictures about Fiddle Beetles that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 18mm
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The beetle is dark brown in colour with violin-shaped bright green pattern and this gave its common name. The beetle can be found feeding on gum tree flower nectar on early summer.
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On Nov 2007 in Sunnybank near Bulimba Creek, we saw this beetle was trying to go into a small hole on a rotting log. The hole was too small for the beetle. Then the beetle flied away because of our disturbed.  
1. Wildlife of Greater Brisbane - Ryan, Michelle (ed.), Queensland Museum, Brisbane, 1995, p.91.
2. Beetles of Australia - Trevor J Hawkeswood, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1987, plate 40. 
3. Eupoecila australasiae (Donovan, 1805) - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, 2002. 
4. A Guide to the Beetles of Australia - George Hangay and Paul Zborowski, CSIRO PUBLISHING April 2010, p101. 
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