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Longhorn beetle (Cerambycidae)Tropis paradoxa  

Longicorn beetle at Aranda, ACT

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Tropis paradoxa at Aranda, ACT - 31 Oct 2016
Tropis paradoxa at Aranda, ACT - 31 Oct 2016
Tropis paradoxa at Aranda, ACT - 31 Oct 2016

Identification history

Longhorn beetle (Cerambycidae) Tropis paradoxa 8 Nov 2016 KimPullen
Longhorn beetle (Cerambycidae) Tropis paradoxa 8 Nov 2016 KimPullen
Unidentified 7 Nov 2016 MattMMultiple Significant Sightings - MattM has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - MattM has reported over 100 sightings!

Significant sighting

10 Jul 2017

Only the second ACT record of this species

Author's notes

I'm assuming this is a longhorn/longicorn beetle.

3 comments

KimPullen wrote:
   8 Nov 2016
The colour of the elytra (wing cases) does not match T. paradoxa, in which they are normally brick-red. However, in other respects it is a good match.
roymcdMultiple Significant Sightings - roymcd has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - roymcd has reported over 500 sightings! wrote:
   10 Aug 2017
I just passed by the National Library on some other errands and for curiosity sake I had a look at Slipinski and Escalona's 'Australian Longhorn Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) Volume 2'.

On page 455 it has another Tropis beetle that could be a closer match, called 'Tropis exilis', but I'm not entirely sure.

Either way this individual certainly appears to be a significant sighting....

Kind regards, Roy :-)
KimPullen wrote:
   21 Nov 2017
I don't know Tropis exilis, but I see in the book you mention that its type locality (where the original specimen was found) is cited as 'Moreton Bay', i.e. Brisbane, so I'm reluctant to call it that species. Having said that, I see that the type locality for T. roei, which also occurs locally, is 'Swan River', i.e. Perth! Tropis lepturoides is a third local species in the genus. Regards, Kim.

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Species information

  • Not sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native

Sighting information

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