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  Lycid Beetle (Lycidae family )





Lycid Beetle | Lycidae family  photo
Lycid Beetle showing typical brick red colour and broad serrated antennae.

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Lycid Beetle | Lycidae family  photo
Lycid Beetle adults feed on nectar

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Lycid Beetle | Lycidae family  photo
Lycid Beetles are sometimes seen in large numbers mating on favorite food plant

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Lycid Beetle | Lycidae family  photo
Lycid Beetles

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LYCID BEETLE FACTS

Identification
Lycid Beetles have a soft flattened body. They are usually brick red and black in colour,. The wing covers have prominent ridges along their length. The antennae are serrated and quite broad. Their bright colour is a warning to predators that they are not pleasant to eat.

Size
5mm - 20mm

Habitat
foliage and flowers

Food
nectar and pollen



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Coleoptera
Family:Lycidae
Genus:Lycidae family
Species:
Common Name:Lycid Beetle