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Sep 21, 2008 12:33 |  #1

Never seen one of these before.
When I took the shots I thought it was a beetle, now it looks like a shieldbug.

What do you think ?
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Sep 21, 2008 15:09 |  #2

Hiya Skylab,

Great shot/find, not seen one of these before, think it may be ' Zircona caerulea '

Cheers for now
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Sep 22, 2008 01:08 |  #3

Good capture :) - think Mark's correct on the ID
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Sep 22, 2008 13:01 |  #4

bandit 1 wrote in post #6352486 (external link)
Hiya Skylab,

Great shot/find, not seen one of these before, think it may be ' Zircona caerulea '

Cheers for now
Mark

Thanks Mark. Found the ID after I had posted. Many thanks again.

LordV wrote in post #6355759 (external link)
Good capture :) - think Mark's correct on the ID
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Agree. Thanks Lord V.


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Sep 22, 2008 16:25 |  #5

Lovely pic of it Brian, I havent seen one like this before either.

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Sep 23, 2008 03:29 |  #6

Beautiful shot Brian. Some of these can be so colorful.


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Sep 23, 2008 13:12 |  #7

LindaB wrote in post #6359793 (external link)
Lovely pic of it Brian, I havent seen one like this before either.

Linda

Thank you Linda.
I Thought it was a beetle until I looked at it on the computer.

Photogirl2007 wrote in post #6363140 (external link)
Beautiful shot Brian. Some of these can be so colorful.

Thank you Joan. It's really amazing what is out there.


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