False Click Beetles
Brown Click Beetle
Mottled Predatory Click Beetle
Lycid-mimicking Click Beetle
Arrowhead Click Beetle
Small Black Click Beetle I
Small Black Click Beetle II
Small Black Click Beetle III 
Long-nose Lycid Beetle
Red Shoulder Lycid Beetle
Large Eyes Lycid Beetle
Small Bi-colour Beetle I
Small Bi-colour Beetle II 
Plague Soldier Beetle
Tricolor Soldier Beetle
Yellow Soldier Beetle
Red-tipped Soldier Beetle
Goldenbrown Soldier Beetle
Small Brown Soldier Beetle I 
Small Brown Solder Beetle II 

Unknown Beetles


Tricolor Soldier Beetle - Chauliognathus tricolor


This page contains information and pictures about Tricolor Soldier Beetles that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. 
Body length 15mm
This Solder Beetle has its abdomen with black and yellow strips, when fly, mimics a wasp. Its wing-covers are brick-yellow/red in colour, which mimics a Lycid Beetle. Most predators will avoid either wasp or Lycid.
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This beetle can be found feeding on flowers or wandering on plants.
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Pictures were take near Bulimba Creek in Mt Gravatt May 2007. 
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1. Beetles - family Cantharidae - lifeunseen.com, by Nick Monaghan, 2008.

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