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Chrysolopus spectabilis

Botany Bay Weevil; Diamond Weevil at Bega, NSW

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Chrysolopus spectabilis at Bega, NSW - 13 Feb 2020
Chrysolopus spectabilis at Bega, NSW - 13 Feb 2020
Chrysolopus spectabilis at Bega, NSW - 13 Feb 2020
Chrysolopus spectabilis at Bega, NSW - 13 Feb 2020

Identification history

Chrysolopus spectabilis 14 Feb 2020 KimPullen
Unidentified 14 Feb 2020 Natalie

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3 comments

   15 Feb 2020
Location shouldn't matter too much since it's a common and widespread species.
Natalie wrote:
   18 Feb 2020
Great, thanks Jackie. Its a native by the sounds of it?
   18 Feb 2020
Yep, native. My Insects of SE Aust book tells me it was one of the first insects collected in Australia, by Joseph Banks in 1770. Adults feed on leaves of bipinnate (feathery foliaged) wattles such as Black Wattle and the larvae feed on their roots (which might explain why the weevils are common, since this wattle is ubiquitous in Bega Valley). As far as putting in the correct location details, for future reference, hold the control key down, mouse over the map and use the left click button to drag it around and the scroll wheel to zoom in or out, till you find the location you want, then click on the spot and a "pin" will appear there. Easy peasy.

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.841872-36.675786
  • Altitude 30.8m
  • Places Bega, NSW

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 13 Feb 2020 Recorded on
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