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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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Hemicloea sp. (genus) (Flat bark spider) at Higgins, ACT - 8 Jun 2019 Oenochroma vinaria (Pink-bellied moth) at Higgins, ACT - 3 Jun 2019 Hippotion celerio (Vine Hawk Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 26 May 2019 Heteropelma scaposum (Two-toned caterpillar parasite) at Higgins, ACT - 11 May 2019 Unidentified Cricket (Orthoptera, several families) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 4 May 2019 Boreoides subulatus (Wingless Soldier Fly) at Higgins, ACT - 4 May 2019 Unidentified Spider (Araneae) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 2 May 2019 Boreoides subulatus (Wingless Soldier Fly) at Higgins, ACT - 2 May 2019 Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Apr 2019 Eriophora pustulosa (Knobbled Orbweaver) at Higgins, ACT - 11 Apr 2019 Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Higgins, ACT - 11 Apr 2019 Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Higgins, ACT - 11 Apr 2019 Celaenia excavata (Bird-dropping spider) at Higgins, ACT - 30 Mar 2019 Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 30 Mar 2019 Oenochroma vinaria (Pink-bellied moth) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Mar 2019 Geometridae sp. (family) (Unidentified Geometer moths) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2019 Pterohelaeus striatopunctatus (Darkling beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2019 Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2019 Hyalarcta huebneri (Leafy Case Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2019 Leptocoris mitellatus (Leptocoris bug) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2019 Phonognatha graeffei (Leaf-curling spider) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Mar 2019 Calolampra sp. (genus) (Bark cockroach) at Higgins, ACT - 17 Mar 2019 Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Higgins, ACT - 17 Mar 2019 Psilogramma casuarinae (Southern Psilogramma) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019 Radumeris tasmaniensis (Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019 Metura elongatus (Saunders' case moth) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019 Mantispidae (family) (Unidentified mantisfly) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019 Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019 Caedicia sp. (genus) (Katydid) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019 Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2019 Syntonarcha iriastis (Iriastis Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2019 Agonoscelis rutila (Horehound bug) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2019 Thereutria amaraca (Spine-legged Robber Fly) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2019 Psilogramma casuarinae (Southern Psilogramma) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2019 Sparassidae sp. (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2019 Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman) at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2019 Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2019 Pararguda nasuta (Wattle Snout Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2019 Dasypodia selenophora (Southern old lady moth) at Higgins, ACT - 3 Mar 2019 Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis (Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2019 Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2019 Austrolestes analis (Slender Ringtail) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2019 Ectropis sp. (genus) (An engrailed moth) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2019 Noctuidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2019 Uresiphita ornithopteralis (Tree Lucerne Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019 Olbonoma triptycha (Concealer moth) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019 Rhinodia rostraria (Necklace Geometrid) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019 Cosmodes elegans (Green blotched moth) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019 Drymaplaneta communis (Eastern Wood Runner) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019 Nacoleia rhoeoalis (A Pyralid Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019 Arrade leucocosmalis (Garden Snout) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019 Lehtinelagia sp. (genus) (Flower Spider or Crab Spider) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019 Heliocheilus species (genus) (Heliothine moths) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Feb 2019 Orthodera ministralis (Garden mantis) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Feb 2019 Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Feb 2019 Achyra affinitalis (Cotton Web Spinner) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019 Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019 Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019 Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019 Hypoblemum sp. (genus) (Unidentified Hypoblemum jumping spider) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019 Sceliodes cordalis (Eggfruit Caterpillar, Poroporo Fruit Borer) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019 Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019 Braconidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019 Aeolochroma metarhodata (Tea-tree Emerald) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019 Steganopsis melanogaster (A lauxaniid fly) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019 Monolepta sp. (genus) (Leaf beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 24 Feb 2019 Mictis profana (Crusader bug) at Higgins, ACT - 24 Feb 2019 Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Feb 2019 Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Feb 2019 Metura elongatus (Saunders' case moth) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Feb 2019 Circopetes obtusata (Grey Twisted Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 22 Feb 2019 Gastrophora henricaria (Fallen-bark Looper, Beautiful Leaf Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 17 Feb 2019 Pseudomantis albofimbriata (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 16 Feb 2019 Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Feb 2019 Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Feb 2019 Psilogramma casuarinae (Southern Psilogramma) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Feb 2019 Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) 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) (Katydid) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Feb 2019 Agonoscelis rutila (Horehound bug) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Feb 2019 Anzora unicolor (Grey Planthopper) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Chrysodeixis species (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Isodontia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Grass-carrying wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Isopeda sp.(genus) (Huntsman Spider) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Anthela ocellata (Eyespot anthelid moth) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Epilachna sumbana (Leaf-eating ladybird) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Dicranolaius bellulus (Red and Blue Pollen Beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Diomus notescens (Two-spotted ladybird) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Aulacophora hilaris (Pumpkin beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Utetheisa pulchelloides (Heliotrope Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Caedicia sp. (genus) (Katydid) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Pholodes sinistraria (Sinister Moth, Frilled Bark Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 3 Feb 2019 Sceliodes cordalis (Eggfruit Caterpillar, Poroporo Fruit Borer) at Higgins, ACT - 28 Jan 2019 Mythimna convecta (Common Armyworm) at Higgins, ACT - 28 Jan 2019 Amegilla (Zonamegilla) asserta (Blue Banded Bee) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Jan 2019 Psilogramma casuarinae (Southern Psilogramma) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Jan 2019 Anoplognathus pallidicollis (Cashew beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Jan 2019 Calliteara rotundata (A tussock moth) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Jan 2019
Hemicloea sp. (genus) (Flat bark spider) at Higgins, ACT - 8 Jun 2019
Oenochroma vinaria (Pink-bellied moth) at Higgins, ACT - 3 Jun 2019
Hippotion celerio (Vine Hawk Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 26 May 2019
Heteropelma scaposum (Two-toned caterpillar parasite) at Higgins, ACT - 11 May 2019
Unidentified Cricket (Orthoptera, several families) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 4 May 2019
Boreoides subulatus (Wingless Soldier Fly) at Higgins, ACT - 4 May 2019
Unidentified Spider (Araneae) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 2 May 2019
Boreoides subulatus (Wingless Soldier Fly) at Higgins, ACT - 2 May 2019
Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Apr 2019
Eriophora pustulosa (Knobbled Orbweaver) at Higgins, ACT - 11 Apr 2019
Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Higgins, ACT - 11 Apr 2019
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Higgins, ACT - 11 Apr 2019
Celaenia excavata (Bird-dropping spider) at Higgins, ACT - 30 Mar 2019
Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 30 Mar 2019
Oenochroma vinaria (Pink-bellied moth) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Mar 2019
Geometridae sp. (family) (Unidentified Geometer moths) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2019
Pterohelaeus striatopunctatus (Darkling beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2019
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2019
Hyalarcta huebneri (Leafy Case Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2019
Leptocoris mitellatus (Leptocoris bug) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2019
Phonognatha graeffei (Leaf-curling spider) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Mar 2019
Calolampra sp. (genus) (Bark cockroach) at Higgins, ACT - 17 Mar 2019
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Higgins, ACT - 17 Mar 2019
Psilogramma casuarinae (Southern Psilogramma) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019
Radumeris tasmaniensis (Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019
Metura elongatus (Saunders' case moth) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019
Mantispidae (family) (Unidentified mantisfly) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019
Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019
Caedicia sp. (genus) (Katydid) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019
Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2019
Syntonarcha iriastis (Iriastis Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2019
Agonoscelis rutila (Horehound bug) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2019
Thereutria amaraca (Spine-legged Robber Fly) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2019
Psilogramma casuarinae (Southern Psilogramma) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2019
Sparassidae sp. (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2019
Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman) at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2019
Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2019
Pararguda nasuta (Wattle Snout Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2019
Dasypodia selenophora (Southern old lady moth) at Higgins, ACT - 3 Mar 2019
Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis (Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2019
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2019
Austrolestes analis (Slender Ringtail) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2019
Ectropis sp. (genus) (An engrailed moth) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2019
Noctuidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2019
Uresiphita ornithopteralis (Tree Lucerne Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Olbonoma triptycha (Concealer moth) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Rhinodia rostraria (Necklace Geometrid) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Cosmodes elegans (Green blotched moth) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Drymaplaneta communis (Eastern Wood Runner) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Nacoleia rhoeoalis (A Pyralid Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Arrade leucocosmalis (Garden Snout) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Lehtinelagia sp. (genus) (Flower Spider or Crab Spider) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Heliocheilus species (genus) (Heliothine moths) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Feb 2019
Orthodera ministralis (Garden mantis) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Feb 2019
Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Feb 2019
Achyra affinitalis (Cotton Web Spinner) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Hypoblemum sp. (genus) (Unidentified Hypoblemum jumping spider) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Sceliodes cordalis (Eggfruit Caterpillar, Poroporo Fruit Borer) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Braconidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Aeolochroma metarhodata (Tea-tree Emerald) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Steganopsis melanogaster (A lauxaniid fly) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Monolepta sp. (genus) (Leaf beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 24 Feb 2019
Mictis profana (Crusader bug) at Higgins, ACT - 24 Feb 2019
Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Feb 2019
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Feb 2019
Metura elongatus (Saunders' case moth) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Feb 2019
Circopetes obtusata (Grey Twisted Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 22 Feb 2019
Gastrophora henricaria (Fallen-bark Looper, Beautiful Leaf Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 17 Feb 2019
Pseudomantis albofimbriata (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 16 Feb 2019
Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Feb 2019
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Feb 2019
Psilogramma casuarinae (Southern Psilogramma) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Feb 2019
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) 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) (Katydid) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Feb 2019
Agonoscelis rutila (Horehound bug) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Feb 2019
Anzora unicolor (Grey Planthopper) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Chrysodeixis species (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Isodontia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Grass-carrying wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Isopeda sp.(genus) (Huntsman Spider) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Anthela ocellata (Eyespot anthelid moth) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Epilachna sumbana (Leaf-eating ladybird) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Dicranolaius bellulus (Red and Blue Pollen Beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Diomus notescens (Two-spotted ladybird) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Aulacophora hilaris (Pumpkin beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Utetheisa pulchelloides (Heliotrope Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Caedicia sp. (genus) (Katydid) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Pholodes sinistraria (Sinister Moth, Frilled Bark Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 3 Feb 2019
Sceliodes cordalis (Eggfruit Caterpillar, Poroporo Fruit Borer) at Higgins, ACT - 28 Jan 2019
Mythimna convecta (Common Armyworm) at Higgins, ACT - 28 Jan 2019
Amegilla (Zonamegilla) asserta (Blue Banded Bee) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Jan 2019
Psilogramma casuarinae (Southern Psilogramma) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Jan 2019
Anoplognathus pallidicollis (Cashew beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Jan 2019
Calliteara rotundata (A tussock moth) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Jan 2019

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Location

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
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