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Microvalgus sp. (genus)

Flower scarab at ANBG

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Microvalgus sp. (genus) at ANBG - 29 Oct 2018
Microvalgus sp. (genus) at ANBG - 29 Oct 2018
Microvalgus sp. (genus) at ANBG - 29 Oct 2018
Microvalgus sp. (genus) at ANBG - 29 Oct 2018
Microvalgus sp. (genus) at ANBG - 29 Oct 2018

Identification history

Microvalgus sp. (genus) 30 Oct 2018 KimPullen
Microvalgus sp. (genus) 30 Oct 2018 RogerF
Unidentified 29 Oct 2018 Tim L

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Author's notes

Small flower chafers Microvalgus sp.? Very frenzied activity with the 3 small beetles constantly on the move. Possibly 2 males competing to mate with a female?

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Monomorium kiliani (Kilian's ant) at ANBG - 6 Jul 2019 by Christine
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 4 Jul 2019 by HelenCross
Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order) (Unidentified bark louse) at ANBG - 4 Jul 2019 by Tim L
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at ANBG - 25 May 2019 by Tim L
Aegotheles cristatus (Australian Owlet-nightjar) at ANBG - 25 May 2019 by Christine
Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at ANBG - 23 May 2019 by MattM
Amanita ochrophylla group at ANBG - 4 May 2019 by Christine
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at ANBG - 23 Apr 2019 by PeterA
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at ANBG - 18 Apr 2019 by Alison Milton
Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at ANBG - 18 Apr 2019 by Alison Milton
Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at ANBG - 16 Apr 2019 by Tim L
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at ANBG - 15 Apr 2019 by RodDeb
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at ANBG - 14 Apr 2019 by Tim L
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at ANBG - 9 Apr 2019 by Tim L
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Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee) at ANBG - 7 Mar 2019 by HelenCross

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 3 Abundance
  • Stenocarpus angustifolius Associated plant
  • Less than 5mm Animal size (mm)
  • Breeding behaviour Breeding behaviour
  • 28 Oct 2018 Recorded on
  • Tim L Recorded by
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