L. la­treil­lii (red fe­male)


Australian Geographic - - Geo buzz -

Lam­prima adults are good fly­ers that feed on flow­ers of trees and shrubs and may gather on plants thought to emit an odour at­trac­tive to both sexes. This red form is more com­mon than blue in fe­males. Bee­tle breed­ers may add sub­stances to food to achieve un­usual coloura­tions.

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