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Eupoecila intricata
Eupoecila intricata NMV T4218 dorsal.jpg
E. intricata ♀ dorsal view.
Eupoecila intricata NMV T4218 lateral.jpg
E. intricata ♀ lateral view.
Scientific classification
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Genus:
Eupoecila
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E. intricata
Binomial name
Eupoecila intricata
Lea, 1914
Synonyms
  • Eupoecila australasiae intricata Lea, 1914

Eupoecila intricata, commonly known as aniko or aneeko beetle is a member of the scarab beetle in genus Eupoecila, indigenous to eastern Australia (especially coastal regions).

Description and diet

The body of a typical aneeko beetle is extremely colourful with intricate patterns. The head and thorax region is black coloured with orange or yellow patterns, while abdomen region is red coloured at some places with yellow patterns. They feed on nectar obtained from flowers and help in the process of pollination.

Habitat and occurrence

Aneeko beetles are common throughout eastern half of Australia, especially along coastal regions.

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