Longhorn beetle (Cerambycidae)Tropis paradoxa  

Longicorn beetle at Aranda Bushland

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Tropis paradoxa at Aranda Bushland - 31 Oct 2016
Tropis paradoxa at Aranda Bushland - 31 Oct 2016
Tropis paradoxa at Aranda Bushland - 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.

2 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 :-)

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  • Coordinates 149.078593-35.264310

Species information

Sighting information

  • Aranda Bushland Location
  • 1 Abundance
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  • 31 Oct 2016 Recorded on
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