Chauliognathus lugubris

Chauliognathus lugubris

Plague Soldier Beetles are around 15mm in length and native to Australia. While it does not spread any kind of plague, its common name comes from its huge swarms during mating season. Their numbers are so numerous that they often weigh down the weaker limbs of plants and trees. They feed on herbivorous pests which should please most gardeners.

Location : Melbourne, Australia
Subject : Chauliognathus lugubris
Lens : Canon EF 100m f/2.8 USM