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Jewel beetle (Buprestidae)Melobasis purpurascens

A jewel beetle at Higgins, ACT

Melobasis purpurascens at Higgins, ACT - 11 Jan 2019

Identification history

Jewel beetle (Buprestidae) Melobasis purpurascens 15 Jan 2019 KimPullen
Buprestidae sp 11 Jan 2019 RogerF
Unidentified 11 Jan 2019 Alison Milton

7 comments

RogerF wrote:
   11 Jan 2019
I will leave this one for Kim to ID
Harrisi wrote:
   13 Jan 2019
That's a little ripper! doesn't look like a native plant it is on, were there any native plants nearby, in flower? Will try help with ID via Allen Sundholm.
   13 Jan 2019
This was on the bean vine in my vegie garden. Never seen anything like it before. I do have native plants further up the yard near the back of my house.
Harrisi wrote:
   13 Jan 2019
I'D say this one is Melobasis purpurascens Alison !
   14 Jan 2019
Thanks. I think you're right.
KimPullen wrote:
   15 Jan 2019
Stu and Alison - It's a Melobasis, and I'll call it M. purpurascens for now, although the taxonomy of this species and its relatives is confused and may change in the future.
Harrisi wrote:
   16 Jan 2019
thanks Kim !

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Nearby Sightings

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Calolampra sp. (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 17 Mar 2019 Cracticus torquatus at Higgins, ACT - 17 Mar 2019 Psilogramma casuarinae at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019 Radumeris tasmaniensis at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019 Metura elongatus at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019 Mantispidae (family) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019 Ocybadistes walkeri at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019 Caedicia sp. (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019 Neosparassus calligaster (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2019 Unidentified Pyralid or Snout Moth (Pyralidae & Crambidae) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2019 Agonoscelis rutila at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2019 Thereutria amaraca at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2019 Psilogramma casuarinae at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2019 Sparassidae sp. (family) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2019 Neosparassus calligaster at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2019 Pseudomantis albofimbriata at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2019 Entometa fervens at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2019 Dasypodia selenophora at Higgins, ACT - 3 Mar 2019 Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2019 Vespula germanica at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2019 Austrolestes analis at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2019 Ectropis sp. (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2019 Uresiphita ornithopteralis at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019 Olbonoma triptycha at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019 Rhinodia rostraria at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019 Cosmodes elegans at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019 Drymaplaneta communis at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019 Nacoleia rhoeoalis at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019 Arrade leucocosmalis at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019 Lehtinelagia sp. (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019 Heliocheilus species (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Feb 2019 Orthodera ministralis (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Feb 2019 Christinus marmoratus at Higgins, ACT - 26 Feb 2019 Salma ebenina (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019 Scopula rubraria at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019 Pseudomantis albofimbriata (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019 Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019 Unidentified Jumping & peacock spider (Salticidae) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019 Sceliodes cordalis at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019 Papilio aegeus at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019 Unidentified Parasitic wasp (numerous families) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019 Aeolochroma metarhodata at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019 Lauxaniidae sp. (family) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019 Monolepta sp. (genus) at Higgins, ACT - 24 Feb 2019 Mictis profana at Higgins, ACT - 24 Feb 2019 Psychidae sp. (family) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Feb 2019 Lucia limbaria at Higgins, ACT - 23 Feb 2019 Metura elongatus at Higgins, ACT - 23 Feb 2019 Circopetes obtusata at Higgins, ACT - 22 Feb 2019 Gastrophora henricaria at Higgins, ACT - 17 Feb 2019 Pseudomantis albofimbriata (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 16 Feb 2019 Pseudomantis albofimbriata at Higgins, ACT - 15 Feb 2019 Phaulacridium vittatum at Higgins, ACT - 15 Feb 2019 Psilogramma casuarinae at Higgins, ACT - 13 Feb 2019 Papilio anactus at Higgins, ACT - 13 Feb 2019 Eriophora pustulosa (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 10 Feb 2019 Unidentified True fly (Diptera) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Feb 2019 Caedicia sp. (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Feb 2019 Agonoscelis rutila at Higgins, ACT - 9 Feb 2019 Anzora unicolor at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Unidentified Geometer moth (Geometridae) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Isodontia sp. (genus) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Sparassidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Anthela ocellata at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Epilachna sumbana at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Dicranolaius bellulus at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Diomus notescens at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Aulacophora hilaris at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Utetheisa pulchelloides at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Caedicia sp. (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Pholodes sinistraria at Higgins, ACT - 3 Feb 2019 Mythimna convecta at Higgins, ACT - 28 Jan 2019 Sceliodes cordalis at Higgins, ACT - 28 Jan 2019 Amegilla (Zonamegilla) asserta at Higgins, ACT - 26 Jan 2019 Psilogramma casuarinae at Higgins, ACT - 25 Jan 2019 Anoplognathus pallidicollis (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Jan 2019 Aglaosoma periblepta at Higgins, ACT - 25 Jan 2019 Agrotis munda at Higgins, ACT - 25 Jan 2019 Mythimna convecta at Higgins, ACT - 25 Jan 2019 Eudynamys orientalis at Higgins, ACT - 24 Jan 2019 Pterohelaeus laticollis at Higgins, ACT - 22 Jan 2019 Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) at Higgins, ACT - 22 Jan 2019 Mormoscopa phricozona at Higgins, ACT - 22 Jan 2019 Christinus marmoratus at Higgins, ACT - 14 Jan 2019 Homotrysis sp. (genus) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Jan 2019 Spectrotrota fimbrialis at Higgins, ACT - 12 Jan 2019 Musgraveia sulciventris at Higgins, ACT - 12 Jan 2019 Orthetrum caledonicum at Higgins, ACT - 12 Jan 2019 Christinus marmoratus at Higgins, ACT - 11 Jan 2019 Papilio aegeus at Higgins, ACT - 11 Jan 2019 Miturgidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 10 Jan 2019 Eupoecila australasiae at Higgins, ACT - 10 Jan 2019 Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Jan 2019 Anoplognathus pallidicollis at Higgins, ACT - 4 Jan 2019 Prasinocyma semicrocea at Higgins, ACT - 4 Jan 2019 Psilogramma casuarinae at Higgins, ACT - 1 Jan 2019 Pterohelaeus sp. (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Jan 2019 Camponotus consobrinus at Higgins, ACT - 28 Dec 2018 Melanodes anthracitaria at Higgins, ACT - 28 Dec 2018
Calolampra sp. (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 17 Mar 2019
Cracticus torquatus at Higgins, ACT - 17 Mar 2019
Psilogramma casuarinae at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019
Radumeris tasmaniensis at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019
Metura elongatus at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019
Mantispidae (family) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019
Ocybadistes walkeri at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019
Caedicia sp. (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019
Neosparassus calligaster (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2019
Unidentified Pyralid or Snout Moth (Pyralidae & Crambidae) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2019
Agonoscelis rutila at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2019
Thereutria amaraca at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2019
Psilogramma casuarinae at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2019
Sparassidae sp. (family) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2019
Neosparassus calligaster at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2019
Pseudomantis albofimbriata at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2019
Entometa fervens at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2019
Dasypodia selenophora at Higgins, ACT - 3 Mar 2019
Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2019
Vespula germanica at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2019
Austrolestes analis at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2019
Ectropis sp. (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2019
Uresiphita ornithopteralis at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Olbonoma triptycha at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Rhinodia rostraria at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Cosmodes elegans at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Drymaplaneta communis at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Nacoleia rhoeoalis at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Arrade leucocosmalis at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Lehtinelagia sp. (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Heliocheilus species (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Feb 2019
Orthodera ministralis (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Feb 2019
Christinus marmoratus at Higgins, ACT - 26 Feb 2019
Salma ebenina (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Scopula rubraria at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Pseudomantis albofimbriata (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Unidentified Jumping & peacock spider (Salticidae) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Sceliodes cordalis at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Papilio aegeus at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Unidentified Parasitic wasp (numerous families) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Aeolochroma metarhodata at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Lauxaniidae sp. (family) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Monolepta sp. (genus) at Higgins, ACT - 24 Feb 2019
Mictis profana at Higgins, ACT - 24 Feb 2019
Psychidae sp. (family) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Feb 2019
Lucia limbaria at Higgins, ACT - 23 Feb 2019
Metura elongatus at Higgins, ACT - 23 Feb 2019
Circopetes obtusata at Higgins, ACT - 22 Feb 2019
Gastrophora henricaria at Higgins, ACT - 17 Feb 2019
Pseudomantis albofimbriata (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 16 Feb 2019
Pseudomantis albofimbriata at Higgins, ACT - 15 Feb 2019
Phaulacridium vittatum at Higgins, ACT - 15 Feb 2019
Psilogramma casuarinae at Higgins, ACT - 13 Feb 2019
Papilio anactus at Higgins, ACT - 13 Feb 2019
Eriophora pustulosa (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 10 Feb 2019
Unidentified True fly (Diptera) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Feb 2019
Caedicia sp. (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Feb 2019
Agonoscelis rutila at Higgins, ACT - 9 Feb 2019
Anzora unicolor at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Unidentified Geometer moth (Geometridae) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Isodontia sp. (genus) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Sparassidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Anthela ocellata at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Epilachna sumbana at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Dicranolaius bellulus at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Diomus notescens at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Aulacophora hilaris at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Utetheisa pulchelloides at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Caedicia sp. (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Pholodes sinistraria at Higgins, ACT - 3 Feb 2019
Mythimna convecta at Higgins, ACT - 28 Jan 2019
Sceliodes cordalis at Higgins, ACT - 28 Jan 2019
Amegilla (Zonamegilla) asserta at Higgins, ACT - 26 Jan 2019
Psilogramma casuarinae at Higgins, ACT - 25 Jan 2019
Anoplognathus pallidicollis (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Jan 2019
Aglaosoma periblepta at Higgins, ACT - 25 Jan 2019
Agrotis munda at Higgins, ACT - 25 Jan 2019
Mythimna convecta at Higgins, ACT - 25 Jan 2019
Eudynamys orientalis at Higgins, ACT - 24 Jan 2019
Pterohelaeus laticollis at Higgins, ACT - 22 Jan 2019
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) at Higgins, ACT - 22 Jan 2019
Mormoscopa phricozona at Higgins, ACT - 22 Jan 2019
Christinus marmoratus at Higgins, ACT - 14 Jan 2019
Homotrysis sp. (genus) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Jan 2019
Spectrotrota fimbrialis at Higgins, ACT - 12 Jan 2019
Musgraveia sulciventris at Higgins, ACT - 12 Jan 2019
Orthetrum caledonicum at Higgins, ACT - 12 Jan 2019
Christinus marmoratus at Higgins, ACT - 11 Jan 2019
Papilio aegeus at Higgins, ACT - 11 Jan 2019
Miturgidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 10 Jan 2019
Eupoecila australasiae at Higgins, ACT - 10 Jan 2019
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Jan 2019
Anoplognathus pallidicollis at Higgins, ACT - 4 Jan 2019
Prasinocyma semicrocea at Higgins, ACT - 4 Jan 2019
Psilogramma casuarinae at Higgins, ACT - 1 Jan 2019
Pterohelaeus sp. (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Jan 2019
Camponotus consobrinus at Higgins, ACT - 28 Dec 2018
Melanodes anthracitaria at Higgins, ACT - 28 Dec 2018

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.029348-35.238182
  • Altitude 636.2m
  • Places Higgins, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 11 Jan 2019 8:08 AM Recorded on
  • Alison Milton Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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