Bees & Bugs

Insect on gum leaf

Sent from my Nokia

Added later: A beetle looking over the edge of the leaf, perhaps? Are they antennae or the front legs?

Found the answer …

The Lycidae are a family in the beetle order Coleoptera, members of which are commonly called net-winged beetles.

and from John Tann, Flickr

‘Net-winged Beetle, possibly a species of Porrostoma, family Lycidae. Como NSW Australia, November 2011. ‘  [later identified as a Red Shoulder Lycid beetle]


16 thoughts on “Insect on gum leaf

    • Thanks Tess. I’m thinking the rest of it must be over the edge of the leaf or its front legs are. I shouldn’t have deleted my blurry shots – I don’t take my specs with me on my walk as my phone often takes great photos without any help from me! 🙂

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  1. Sue says:

    Great shot, looks like he is leaning over something. Haven’t seen one like that before. Think it could easily be mistaken for a bit of bark or the husk of a seed.

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