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Beetles

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Beetles (Coleoptera) are the armored insects with tough and brightly colored elytra. They are the most successful order representing 25% of all living species and 40% of all insects. There are 400 000 species. Maybe we can add to that list.

  • Glenda Walter identified a sighting

    Sighting Unidentified tiny beetle, Toowoomba

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    Sighted 22 Apr 2019
    Glenda Walter 22 April 2019
    Coleoptera
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera
    Glenda Walter says

    Found on a milkweed plant, and was about 3 mm long.

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  • Glenda Walter added a sighting

    Unidentified tiny beetle, Toowoomba

    Unidentified beetle

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    Sighted 22 Apr 2019
    Redwood Park, Toowoomba 4350

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  • Glenda Walter identified a sighting

    Sighting Small fungus beetle, Toowoomba

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    Sighted 22 Apr 2019
    Glenda Walter 22 April 2019
    Erotylidae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Erotylidae
    Glenda Walter says

    About 5 mm long, seen on Panus fasciatus, a velvety gilled fungus. Is this a species of Thallis, as posted elsewhere on BowerBird?

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  • Glenda Walter added a sighting

    Small fungus beetle, Toowoomba

    Small fungus beetle

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    Sighted 22 Apr 2019
    REdwood Park, Toowoomba 4350

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  • Glenda Walter identified a sighting

    Sighting Fungus beetle on Trametes, Toowoomba

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    Sighted 22 Apr 2019
    Glenda Walter 22 April 2019
    Episcaphula australis
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Erotylidae: Episcaphula: australis
    Common Names: Beetles, Erotylids, Erotylid beetle
    Glenda Walter says

    Brightly coloured and about 10 mm long, seen feeding here on Trametes fungus. The common name for this beetle family is the Pleasing fungus beetles, I guess because of their bright colours

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  • Glenda Walter added a sighting

    Fungus beetle on Trametes, Toowoomba

    Pleasing fungus beetle

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    Sighted 22 Apr 2019
    Redwood Park, Toowoomba 4350

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  • John Eichler described a sighting

    Sighting Unidentified beetle, Zopheridae? found under a log

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    Sighted 14 Apr 2019
    John Eichler 22 April 2019
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    John Eichler says

    Thanks for the updated ID Nick

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  • Nick Porch identified a sighting

    Sighting Unidentified beetle, Zopheridae? found under a log

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    Sighted 14 Apr 2019
    Nick Porch 21 April 2019
    Yarranum
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Yarranum
    Nick Porch says

    I think this is Yarranum rather than Seirotrana, which is very similar. Yarranun has only one valid species (Y. crenicolle) but specimens are quite variable suggesting there may be more than one.

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  • Glenda Walter identified a sighting

    Sighting Muscleman tree ants with weevil

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    Sighted 21 Apr 2019
    Glenda Walter 21 April 2019
    Podomyrma gratiosa
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Podomyrma: gratiosa
    Common Names: Ants, Muscleman tree-ants
    Glenda Walter says

    Some of these ants were small, others much larger, but all were seen on a tree trunk. I have posted images of this weevil with a different species of ant, and Nick Porch has explained that this species of weevil, genus Cordus, is a myrmecophile. Today a large ant was dragging this one about by the head - I'd love to know more about the relationship between weevil and ants. How does each species benefit?

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  • Glenda Walter added a sighting

    Muscleman tree ants with weevil

    Bigleg ant with weevil

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    Sighted 21 Apr 2019
    Tabletop Drive, Toowoomba 4350

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