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 MattM345

Significant sighting

MichaelMulvaney1.1K noted:
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.
roymcd720 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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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 31 Oct 2016 Recorded on
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