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Jewel beetle (Buprestidae)Melobasis propinqua

Propinqua jewel beetle at Bournda National Park

Melobasis propinqua at Bournda National Park - 6 Sep 2019

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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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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 5 Sep 2019 Recorded on
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