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Jewel beetle (Buprestidae)Melobasis propinqua

Propinqua jewel beetle at Mount Taylor

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Melobasis propinqua at Mount Taylor - 2 Oct 2018
Melobasis propinqua at Mount Taylor - 2 Oct 2018

Identification history

Jewel beetle (Buprestidae) Melobasis propinqua 24 Nov 2018 KimPullen
Jewel beetle (Buprestidae) Melobasis propinqua 10 Nov 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 3 Oct 2018 MatthewFrawley

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Author's notes

Possibly the same as Stuart's sighting: https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Community/Sighting/3768886

1 comment

michaelb6.1K wrote:
   4 Oct 2018
Matthew, if you have some spare time there is a photo gallery for the jewel beetle family: https://sites.google.com/site/buprestidpages/buprestidae-gallery
This gallery can be searched by genus, for example, Castiarina:
https://sites.google.com/site/buprestidpages/castiarina-gallery
Stuart's is similar, but has a different texture to yours.

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Lomandra multiflora (Many-flowered Matrush) at Mount Taylor - 18 Oct 2010 by MatthewFrawley
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Hypoxis hygrometrica (Golden Weather-grass) at Mount Taylor - 4 Mar 2010 by MatthewFrawley
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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • Dillwynia sp. Yetholme (P.C.Jobson 5080) NSW Herbarium Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • Unknown Gender
  • 2 Oct 2018 Recorded on
  • MatthewFrawley Recorded by

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