Sighting

Rose Robin 28 May 2017

Beetle, Zopherid, Pristoderus chloreus. Wow!!! Thank you Daniel Heald, Nick Porch and Ken Walker.

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Sighted 11 Feb 2016
Tamborine Mountain QLD 4272, Australia

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Identifications

  • Nick Porch 30 May 2017
    Pristoderus
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Zopheridae: Pristoderus
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  • Rose Robin 11 July 2017
    Pristoderus chloreus
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Zopheridae: Pristoderus: chloreus
    Common Names: Beetles, Zopherids, Zopherid beetle
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  • Nick Porch 31 May 2017
    Pristoderus chloreus
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Zopheridae: Pristoderus: chloreus
    Common Names: Beetles, Zopherids, Zopherid beetle
    Nick Porch says

    Matches very well illustration in recent revision by Turco et al. (2012): Taxonomic revision of Australian Pristoderus Hope (Coleoptera, Zopheridae). Fits with distribution also.

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Notes

  • Rose Robin 28 May 2017
    Rose Robin says

    Can't find this one anywhere, can anyone help? Apologies for poor quality photos.

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  • Ken Walker 29 May 2017
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    Ken Walker says

    Daniel is correct that there is a pie-dish beetle called Emcephalus floccosus which is also covered in a white exudate but in that species the exudate is a network of white filaments whereas Rose's image here the white exudate appears to be solid. I will ask around about this curious beetle.

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  • Nick Porch 29 May 2017
    Tagged With pristoderus?
    Nick Porch says

    I'd guess one of the Pristoderus (Zopheridae) species like P. saccharatus.

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  • Daniel Heald 28 May 2017
    Tagged With darkling beetle?
    Daniel Heald says

    Don't some of the Pie-dish Beetles do something like this?

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