Anoplognathus porosus (TBC)

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Unidentified at Suppressed - 1 Jan 2017
Unidentified at Suppressed - 1 Jan 2017
Unidentified at Suppressed - 1 Jan 2017

Identification history

Beetle Anoplognathus porosus 2 Jan 2017 KimPullen
Beetle SCARABAEIDAE 1 Jan 2017 JackieMilesUltra Reporter - JackieMiles has reported over 500 sightings!
Beetle CHRYSOMELIDAE 31 Dec 2016 Panboola

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Author's notes

Not sure of species


   2 Jan 2017
This is a Christmas beetle, not a leaf beetle (much smaller critters), but it's not possible to ID it further than Anoplognathus sp, without getting a look at its backside, as to colour and hairiness!
   3 Jan 2017
Hi Kim, so what are you basing that ID on? Pale colour of wing cases? (I used to sort Xmas beetles from the light trap on Brown Mtn as a uni holiday job, way back when, but I've forgotten most of the ID features now).
KimPullen wrote:
   6 Jan 2017
Hi Jackie, I went for A. porosus based on the pale wing cases with a longitudinal pattern, the colour of the pronotum, and the slight bulge in the sides of the elytra around the mid-point. But I'd like to check the ID against reliably identified specimens, as A. porosus is quite variable and there may be other spp. on the coast that I'm not familiar with.
   6 Jan 2017
Yep, I've never investigated what's around by way of Anoplognathus down here. Our only photos so far are viriditarsus and hirsutus, but I seem to recall there being at least 8 to choose from in Canberra. There's plenty of evidence of their activity down here this year, but I don't seem to run across many actual beetles. I'll start paying a bit more attention.

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