AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Unexpected Blue Legs


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ This colourful beetle appeared on my Dromana Hills verandah yesterday afternoon.
I have never seen one like this before.
The closest I can find is a dogbane or rainbow beetle.
But they seem to be in northern America?
There seems to be no beetle like this in Australia?
Notice its strangely blue legs!
One of those blue legs at the front seems to be deformed, barely visible.
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Midweek Blues
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Strange little beetle
Metallic rainbow secrets
Mysterious soul
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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7 comments:

Naquillity said...

what an interesting beetle. reminds me of the Japanese beetle but i'm sure it's not one. and your seagull in the post below is precious. almost looks like he's trying to sleep. have a great day.

EG Wow said...

I wonder if it has hitchhiked it's way to Australia. I don't recognize the blue legs either, but I'm no expert on bugs.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Wow! How pretty is he? Love it.

Dianne said...

wow! he's beautiful
other worldly
what a fascinating critter
your photo shows him off so perfectly

cieldequimper said...

Just beautiful. I love beetles like this one.

jeannette said...

I've seen this beetle before on blogs, but not in reality. I would like to have blue legs! (wink wink)

Rebecca said...

Wmmm, it looks like what I heard was a hitch hiked beetle from Asia to the USA. Maybe it hitch hiked there too. But I am no entomologist.

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