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Other beetlePseudolycus sp. (genus)

Lycid-mimic oedemerid beetle at Coree, ACT

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Pseudolycus sp. (genus) at Coree, ACT - 17 Dec 2017
Pseudolycus sp. (genus) at Coree, ACT - 17 Dec 2017
Pseudolycus sp. (genus) at Coree, ACT - 17 Dec 2017

Identification history

Other beetle Pseudolycus sp. (genus) 18 Dec 2017 KimPullen
Other beetle Porrostoma sp.(genus) 17 Dec 2017 HarveyPerkinsMultiple Significant Sightings - HarveyPerkins has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - HarveyPerkins has reported over 500 sightings!

8 comments

michaelbMultiple Significant Sightings - michaelb has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - michaelb has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - michaelb joined us in 2014! wrote:
   18 Dec 2017
The antennae, head & colouring are different to other Porrostoma sp.(genus) specimens. I am curious as to what Kim will conclude for this one.
   18 Dec 2017
Me too! I considered all that but still suggested Porrostoma anyway. Happy for it to be a different related genus.
ChristineMultiple Significant Sightings - Christine has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - Christine has reported over 500 sightings! wrote:
   18 Dec 2017
It looks a bit similar to my sighting 3384399 from last month.
KimPullen wrote:
   18 Dec 2017
A good mimic of Porrostoma, but lacks the long snout. The pronotum (behind the head) is not as sculptured as in Porrostoma, and the antennae are characteristic, wide in the middle then narrowing.
KimPullen wrote:
   18 Dec 2017
PS nice shot Harvey. Easy to see the salient features.
   19 Dec 2017
I wasn't expecting it would be an entirely different family, though!. Thanks Kim.
   19 Dec 2017
OMG - not even the same superfamly. Is in Tenebrionoidea according to ALA, whereas Lycidae is in Elateroidea (though they were in Cucujoidea and Cantharoidea respectively according to my ancient CSIRO The Insects of Australia (1973 reprint). Times change.
KimPullen wrote:
   21 Dec 2017
Beetle classification is never static! I usually go by the AFD, which they try to keep up to date with changes.

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Species information

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  • Local Native

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • HarveyPerkins Recorded by
  • 17 Dec 2017 Recorded on
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