Sighting

Linda Rogan 26 Dec 2018

Two Dicranolius beetles in same area, one with distended abdomen thanks Nick.

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Sighted 26 Dec 2018
Plenty River Montmorency

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Identifications

  • Nick Porch 31 December 2018
    Dicranolaius
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Melyridae: Dicranolaius
    Nick Porch says

    The elytra are probably no shorter, just that the abdomen is distended, as is often the case in melyrids; both are female so perhaps one has eggs inside. Males have modified antennal segment number 2 or 3 (can't remember off top of head).

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Notes

  • Nick Porch 31 December 2018
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    Nick Porch says

    Same species as Reiner's: http://www.bowerbird.org.au/observations/63354

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