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White-spotted Pintail Beetle - Hoshihananomia leucosticta

Family Mordellidae

This page contains information and pictures about White-spotted Pintail Beetles that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 10mm
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Photos taken in Karawatha forest during mid summer 2006. It was not quite moving even we touch it. 
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We found this beetle again in Boondall Wetland on Nov 2009. It was resting on grass top. A Crab Spider was trying to attack it but seems could not do anything about the beetle. 

1. Hoshihananomia leucosticta - Insects of Townsville, Australia.
2. A guide to the Genera of Beetles of South Australia Part.5 - Matthews, E.G. 1987, p3, Fig64.  
3. A Guide to the Beetles of Australia - George Hangay and Paul Zborowski, CSIRO PUBLISHING April 2010, p169.
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