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Jewel beetle (Buprestidae)Melobasis propinqua

Propinqua jewel beetle at Bournda National Park

Melobasis propinqua at Bournda National Park - 5 Sep 2019

Identification history

Jewel beetle (Buprestidae) Melobasis propinqua 7 Sep 2019 KerriLee
Jewel beetle (Buprestidae) Melobasis propinqua 7 Sep 2019 MaxCampbell

Author's notes

Found on Aotus ericoides (Pea family) in coastal heath.

4 comments

KerriLee wrote:
   7 Sep 2019
Wow ... stunning! I agree with your ID Max. I'm sure Stuart will let us know if it's not right.
Harrisi wrote:
   10 Sep 2019
Well done Max! I'm >50% towards M. propinqua though running this one by Allen Sundhom (a real expert, unlike me).....tba ! :) ps- first Buprestid has been sighted via Canberra Nature Map by Cath B, at Aranda bushland, where I found one last October; Melobasis thoracica, also on 5SEP. Time to declare that the jewel beetle season has started (and I'm yet to see one, hehe)
Harrisi wrote:
   11 Sep 2019
Allen Sundholm concurs!
KerriLee wrote:
   11 Sep 2019
Great network of knowledge ... so good to be part of it!

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Conospermum taxifolium (Variable Smoke-bush) at Bournda National Park - 5 Sep 2019
Lasiopetalum macrophyllum (Shrubby Velvet-Bush) at Bournda National Park - 5 Sep 2019
Correa reflexa var. speciosa at Bournda National Park - 5 Sep 2019
Banksia serrata (Saw Banksia) at Bournda National Park - 5 Sep 2019
Persoonia levis (Broad-leaved Geebung) at Bournda National Park - 5 Sep 2019
Psychidae sp. (TBC) at Bournda National Park - 5 Sep 2019
Caustis pentandra (Thick Twig-rush) at Bournda National Park - 16 Mar 2017
Nyssus albopunctatus (White-spotted swift spider) at Bournda National Park - 24 Feb 2017
Xanthosia tridentata (Hill Xanthosia) at Bournda National Park - 4 Nov 2016
Caesia parviflora var. parviflora (A Grass-lily) at Bournda National Park - 4 Nov 2016
Gompholobium huegelii (Bladder Pea) at Bournda National Park - 4 Nov 2016
Gompholobium huegelii (Bladder Pea) at Bournda National Park - 4 Nov 2016

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 5 Sep 2019 2:15 PM Recorded on
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