BeetleDicranolaius sp.

flower beetle at Mirador, NSW

4 images

Dicranolaius sp. at Mirador, NSW - 16 Sep 2017
Dicranolaius sp. at Mirador, NSW - 16 Sep 2017
Dicranolaius sp. at Mirador, NSW - 16 Sep 2017
Dicranolaius sp. at Mirador, NSW - 16 Sep 2017
Dicranolaius sp. at Mirador, NSW - 16 Sep 2017
Dicranolaius sp. at Mirador, NSW - 16 Sep 2017
Dicranolaius sp. at Mirador, NSW - 16 Sep 2017

Identification history

Beetle Dicranolaius sp. 16 Sep 2017 KerriLee
Beetle Dicranolaius sp. 16 Sep 2017 KerriLee
Unidentified 16 Sep 2017 KerriLee

Author's notes

Found among leaf litter during Bioblitz walk. Two individuals sighted, separately. Images above are of a single individual. Length: 5mm Very similar to the widely-reported 'Red and Blue Beetle' Dicranolaius bellulus, but this species lacks the orange tips to the elytra. Neither individual had the expanded antennal segments described in males, so we assume they were both females.

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  • Coordinates 149.916354-36.882058

Species information

Sighting information

  • Mirador, NSW Location
  • 2 Abundance
  • KerriLee Recorded by
  • 16 Sep 2017 Recorded on
  • Website Reported via
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