Sighting

David Francis 10 Nov 2015

Eleale ?intricata (Cleridae)

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Sighted 8 Nov 2015
42 Taylors Rd, Mount Macedon VIC 3441, Australia

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Identifications

  • David Francis 16 November 2015
    Eleale
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Cleridae: Eleale
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  • Ken Walker 27 March 2017
    Eleale simplex
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Cleridae: Eleale: simplex
    Common Names: Beetles, Clerids, checkered beetles, Clerid beetle
    Ken Walker says

    This is a common Victorian species with yellow antennal tips but importantly, the white hair tufts on the scutellum, lateral sides of the pronotum amd legs. Also note the white hair tufts at the end of the elytra. This images best matches our museum specimens of E. simplex.

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Notes

  • Liz O'Donnell 27 March 2017
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    Liz O'Donnell says

    Hi Ken, thanks for the info on how to tell these two species apart. Pics of the Museum's Eleale specimens don't seem to be available online on either ALA or the Museum websites, is this likely to change soon? If not, I'd appreciate your feedback on this sighting of a similar beetle but with wholly orange antenna: http://www.bowerbird.org.au/observations/83555. Cheers, Liz

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  • Liz O'Donnell 27 March 2017
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    Liz O'Donnell says

    Yes, those orange tips on the antenna are pretty suggestive of Eleale intricata.

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  • David Francis 10 November 2015
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    David Francis says

    Looks like Eleale intricata but this species is not recorded on mainland Australia on ALA.

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