Rhipicera femorata

Victoria, Australia 

Here’s an insect with exceptional reception: Rhipicera, an Australian Dascilloid beetle.  Little is known about the biology of this species, but its North American cousins in the genus Sandalus are Cicada parasites- and there are certainly plenty of Cicadas down under.

photo details: Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon D60

f/13, 1/200 sec, ISO 100

MT24-EX twin flash diffused through tracing paper


  1. #1 Dr TJHawkeswood
    April 27, 2008

    Dear Readers

    You will find a paper dealing with some aspects of the biology of this species on my website http://www.calodem

    Best regards

    Dr TJhawkeswood

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