Sighting

Em Noble 18 Sep 2018

Melyrid Beetle on Salmon Sun-orchid in Heathy Dry Forest, Scarsdale

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Sighted 20 Oct 2015
98 Corio Dam Rd, Scarsdale VIC 3351, Australia

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  • Em Noble 18 September 2018
    Dicranolaius
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Melyridae: Dicranolaius
    Em Noble says

    Several Melyrid beetles were apparently feeding on flowers in a Salmon Sun-orchid (Thelymitra rubra) colony in Heathy Dry Forest, getting pollen transferred onto their antennae and heads in their process. They attempted to wipe it off, unsuccessfully.

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