Tricolor Soldier Beetle

Chauliognathus tricolor (Castelnau, 1840)

This species has a flattened narrow body with a prominent red-orange stripe behind the black prothorax. The abdomen is yellow-orange but is mostly obscured by the metallic olive green elytr. This is a very strong warning signal as Soldier Beetles are known to produce defensive toxic secretions when disturbed.

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What habitats does Chauliognathus tricolor live in?

Variable amoungst vegetation

What is the distribution of Chauliognathus tricolor?

Eastern Australia and Tasmania

How big does Chauliognathus tricolor grow?

Can grow to around 16 mm

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