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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.

  • David Akers identified a sighting

    Sighting Stenoderus suturalis

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    Sighted 8 Jan 2019
    David Akers 22 February 2019
    Stenoderus suturalis
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Stenoderus: suturalis
    Common Names: Beetles, Cerambycids, Longicorn Beetle
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  • David Akers added a sighting

    Stenoderus suturalis

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    Sighted 8 Jan 2019
    Tidal River

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  • Rose Robin identified a sighting

    Sighting Weevil, Eucalyptus, Gonipterus scutellatus

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    Sighted 20 Feb 2019
    Rose Robin 21 February 2019
    Gonipterus scutellatus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Gonipterus: scutellatus
    Common Names: Beetles, Curculionids, eucalyptus weevil
    Rose Robin says

    Poor little thing has a broken wing and evidence of something having a bite on his outer shell...

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  • Rose Robin added a sighting

    Weevil, Eucalyptus, Gonipterus scutellatus

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    Sighted 20 Feb 2019
    Tamborine Mountain, Qld.

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  • Martin Lagerwey identified a sighting

    Sighting Paropsisterna nigerrima

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    Sighted 18 Feb 2019
    Martin Lagerwey 20 February 2019
    Paropsisterna nigerrima
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Paropsisterna: nigerrima
    Common Names: Beetles, Chrysomelids, leaf beetles
    Martin Lagerwey says

    Paropsisterna nigerrima was found in several color varieties in this same location. There was no examples of the 'complexa' variety. Paropsisterna morio (var,) fallax is a brown form which occurs on the Fleurieu Peninsula including Kangaroo Island, and also King Island. This brown form of Paropsisterna nigerrima appears to be mimicking the brown form of Paropsisterna morio. Morio differs in its extremely fine elytral puncturations.

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  • Martin Lagerwey added a sighting

    Paropsisterna nigerrima

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    Sighted 18 Feb 2019

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  • Martin Lagerwey identified a sighting

    Sighting Paropsisterna nigerrima

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    Sighted 20 Feb 2019
    Martin Lagerwey 20 February 2019
    Paropsisterna nigerrima
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Paropsisterna: nigerrima
    Common Names: Beetles, Chrysomelids, leaf beetles
    Martin Lagerwey says

    Paropsisterna nigerrima is widespread from Perth to Brisbane but not including Tasmania. It appears to be a mimic of Paropsisterna morio which is also common in this location.

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  • Martin Lagerwey added a sighting

    Paropsisterna nigerrima

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    Sighted 20 Feb 2019

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  • Martin Lagerwey identified a sighting

    Sighting Paropsisterna nigerrima

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    Sighted 20 Feb 2019
    Martin Lagerwey 20 February 2019
    Paropsisterna nigerrima
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Paropsisterna: nigerrima
    Common Names: Beetles, Chrysomelids, leaf beetles
    Martin Lagerwey says

    Paropsisterna nigerrima (var.) alternata appears to be a mimic of the slightly larger Paropsisterna octolineata which was found in the same location. P. nigerrima is sometimes more convex in the elytral interstices and is some in the museum records are called Paropsisterna gemina.

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  • Martin Lagerwey added a sighting

    Paropsisterna nigerrima

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    Sighted 20 Feb 2019

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