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Darkling beetle (Tenebrionidae)Chalcopteroides sp. (genus)

Rainbow darkling beetle at Black Mountain

Chalcopteroides sp. (genus) at Black Mountain - 9 Apr 2019

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On a moth exploration night with Glenn Cocking

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Riccia subbifurca (Liverwort) at Black Mountain - 18 Aug 2020 by RWPurdie Jotus auripes (Jumping spider) at Black Mountain - 17 May 2020 by Harrisi Diphucrania duodecimmaculata (12-spot jewel beetle) at Black Mountain - 1 Dec 2019 by Harrisi Castiarina octospilota (8-spot jewel beetle) at Black Mountain - 1 Dec 2019 by Harrisi Apiocera sp. (genus) (A flower loving fly) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2019 by Harrisi Melobasis thoracica (A jewel beetle) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2019 by Harrisi Rhinotia bidentata (Two-spot Rhinotia weevil) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2019 by Harrisi Castiarina decemmaculata (Castiarina Jewel Beetle) at Black Mountain - 7 Oct 2019 by Harrisi Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Black Mountain - 5 Oct 2019 by JasonC Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Black Mountain - 5 Oct 2019 by JasonC Lepidoscia sp. (genus) (Unidentified cone case moth) at Black Mountain - 29 Sep 2019 by RWPurdie Grevillea alpina (Mountain Grevillea / Cat's Claws Grevillea) at Black Mountain - 29 Sep 2019 by RWPurdie Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Black Mountain - 2 Sep 2019 by Harrisi Epidesmia sp. (genus) (Epidesmia moth) at Black Mountain - 2 Sep 2019 by Harrisi Polyphrades paganus (A weevil) at Black Mountain - 2 Sep 2019 by Harrisi Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order) (Unidentified bark louse) at Black Mountain - 8 Aug 2019 by Harrisi Opiliones (order) (Unidentified harvestman) at Black Mountain - 8 Aug 2019 by Harrisi Polyphrades paganus (A weevil) at Black Mountain - 8 Aug 2019 by Harrisi Stenocotis sp. (genus) (A Leafhopper) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019 by Alison Milton Senostoma sp. (genus) (Bristle Fly) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019 by Alison Milton Sparassidae sp. (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019 by Alison Milton Stibaroma sp.(genus) (A Line-moth) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019 by Alison Milton Rayieria sp. (genus) (Mirid plant bug) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019 by Alison Milton Clania lewinii (Lewin's case moth) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019 by Alison Milton Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019 by Alison Milton Ichneumonidae sp. (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019 by Alison Milton Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019 by Alison Milton Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Black Mountain - 21 Dec 2018 by YumiCallaway Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Black Mountain - 21 Dec 2018 by YumiCallaway Leptospermum continentale (Prickly Teatree) at Black Mountain - 6 Dec 2018 by RWPurdie Kunzea ericoides (Burgan) at Black Mountain - 6 Dec 2018 by RWPurdie Diphucrania duodecimmaculata (12-spot jewel beetle) at Black Mountain - 5 Dec 2018 by Harrisi Castiarina rufipennis (A Jewel Beetle) at Black Mountain - 2 Dec 2018 by Harrisi Gastrophora henricaria (Fallen-bark Looper, Beautiful Leaf Moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Nov 2018 by Thommo17 Melanodes anthracitaria (Black Geometrid) at Black Mountain - 11 Nov 2018 by Thommo17 Hypobapta percomptaria (Southern Grey) at Black Mountain - 11 Nov 2018 by GlennCocking Leucopogon virgatus (Common Beard-heath) at Black Mountain - 20 Oct 2018 by RWPurdie Chloroclystis insigillata (Insigillated Carpet) at Black Mountain - 23 Apr 2018 by GlennCocking Hednota species near grammellus (Pyralid or snout moth) at Black Mountain - 23 Apr 2018 by GlennCocking Anachloris uncinata (Hook-winged Carpet) at Black Mountain - 17 Apr 2018 by melanoxylon Gastrinodes argoplaca (Cryptic Bark Moth) at Black Mountain - 17 Apr 2018 by melanoxylon Gastrinodes bitaeniaria (Buff Bark Moth) at Black Mountain - 17 Apr 2018 by melanoxylon Poecilasthena pulchraria (Australian Cranberry Moth) at Black Mountain - 17 Apr 2018 by melanoxylon Smyriodes sp nr aplectaria at Black Mountain - 17 Apr 2018 by melanoxylon Anachloris uncinata (Hook-winged Carpet) at Black Mountain - 17 Apr 2018 by Bron Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Black Mountain - 17 Apr 2018 by melanoxylon Smyriodes sp nr aplectaria at Black Mountain - 17 Apr 2018 by Bron Psilosticha pristis (Little Brown Bark Moth) at Black Mountain - 17 Apr 2018 by Bron Pantydia sparsa ( A noctuid moth) at Black Mountain - 15 Apr 2018 by GlennCocking Proteuxoa cinereicollis (A noctuid or owlet moth) at Black Mountain - 15 Apr 2018 by GlennCocking Lasiosticha canilinea at Black Mountain - 15 Apr 2018 by GlennCocking Agriophara platyscia (A Concealer moth) at Black Mountain - 15 Apr 2018 by GlennCocking Arhodia lasiocamparia (Pink Arhodia) at Black Mountain - 15 Apr 2018 by GlennCocking Achyra affinitalis (Cotton Web Spinner) at Black Mountain - 15 Apr 2018 by GlennCocking Chenuala heliaspis (Rose Anthelid) at Black Mountain - 15 Apr 2018 by GlennCocking Androchela newmannaria (Newman's Cape-moth) at Black Mountain - 15 Mar 2018 by melanoxylon Utetheisa pulchelloides (Heliotrope Moth) at Black Mountain - 15 Mar 2018 by GlennCocking Taxeotis intextata (Looper Moth, Grey Taxeotis) at Black Mountain - 14 Mar 2018 by melanoxylon Wingia aurata (Golden Leaf Moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Thommo17 Isomoralla pyrrhoptera (A concealer moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Thommo17 Opodiphthera eucalypti (Emperor Gum Moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Thommo17 Hypobapta diffundens (Diffundens Grey) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Thommo17 Psilosticha pristis (Little Brown Bark Moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Bron Hypobapta diffundens (Diffundens Grey) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by melanoxylon Mataeomera mesotaenia (Mini Owlet Moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Thommo17 Psilosticha pristis (Little Brown Bark Moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Thommo17 Prasinocyma semicrocea (Common Gum Emerald) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Thommo17 Psilosticha pristis (Little Brown Bark Moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by melanoxylon Arhodia lasiocamparia (Pink Arhodia) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Thommo17 Arhodia lasiocamparia (Pink Arhodia) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by melanoxylon Nacoleia rhoeoalis (A Pyralid Moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Thommo17 Arhodia lasiocamparia (Pink Arhodia) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Thommo17 Chlorocoma dichloraria (Doubled-fringed or Guenee's Emerald) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Bron Antictenia punctunculus (A geometer moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Bron Arhodia lasiocamparia (Pink Arhodia) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Bron Crypsiphona ocultaria (Red-lined Looper Moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Bron Grammodes justa (Plain Box-Owlet) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17 Anthela varia (Varied anthelid) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17 Opodiphthera eucalypti (Emperor Gum Moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17 Scioglyptis chionomera (Grey-patch Bark Moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17 Lasiosticha opimella (A Pyralid moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17 Ageletha hemiteles (Webbing Moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17 Gauna aegusalis (A Pyralid moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17 Trichiocercus sparshalli (Sparshall's Moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17 Eucyclodes buprestaria at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17 Psilosticha pristis (Little Brown Bark Moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17 Crypsiphona ocultaria (Red-lined Looper Moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17 Crypsiphona ocultaria (Red-lined Looper Moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17 Endoxyla encalypti (Wattle Goat Moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17 Hypobapta diffundens (Diffundens Grey) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17 Taxeotis intextata (Looper Moth, Grey Taxeotis) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17 Heliocausta sp. (genus) (A concealer moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17 Wingia lambertella at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17 Destolmia lineata (Streaked Notodontid) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17 Ageletha hemiteles (Webbing Moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17 Mimaglossa nauplialis (A Pyralid moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17 Termessa nivosa (Snowy Footman) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17 Nacoleia rhoeoalis (A Pyralid Moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17 Termessa zonophanes (Double Yellow-patched Footman) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17 Phytotrypa propriella (A concealer moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Riccia subbifurca (Liverwort) at Black Mountain - 18 Aug 2020 by RWPurdie
Jotus auripes (Jumping spider) at Black Mountain - 17 May 2020 by Harrisi
Diphucrania duodecimmaculata (12-spot jewel beetle) at Black Mountain - 1 Dec 2019 by Harrisi
Castiarina octospilota (8-spot jewel beetle) at Black Mountain - 1 Dec 2019 by Harrisi
Apiocera sp. (genus) (A flower loving fly) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2019 by Harrisi
Melobasis thoracica (A jewel beetle) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2019 by Harrisi
Rhinotia bidentata (Two-spot Rhinotia weevil) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2019 by Harrisi
Castiarina decemmaculata (Castiarina Jewel Beetle) at Black Mountain - 7 Oct 2019 by Harrisi
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Black Mountain - 5 Oct 2019 by JasonC
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Black Mountain - 5 Oct 2019 by JasonC
Lepidoscia sp. (genus) (Unidentified cone case moth) at Black Mountain - 29 Sep 2019 by RWPurdie
Grevillea alpina (Mountain Grevillea / Cat's Claws Grevillea) at Black Mountain - 29 Sep 2019 by RWPurdie
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Black Mountain - 2 Sep 2019 by Harrisi
Epidesmia sp. (genus) (Epidesmia moth) at Black Mountain - 2 Sep 2019 by Harrisi
Polyphrades paganus (A weevil) at Black Mountain - 2 Sep 2019 by Harrisi
Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order) (Unidentified bark louse) at Black Mountain - 8 Aug 2019 by Harrisi
Opiliones (order) (Unidentified harvestman) at Black Mountain - 8 Aug 2019 by Harrisi
Polyphrades paganus (A weevil) at Black Mountain - 8 Aug 2019 by Harrisi
Stenocotis sp. (genus) (A Leafhopper) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019 by Alison Milton
Senostoma sp. (genus) (Bristle Fly) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019 by Alison Milton
Sparassidae sp. (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019 by Alison Milton
Stibaroma sp.(genus) (A Line-moth) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019 by Alison Milton
Rayieria sp. (genus) (Mirid plant bug) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019 by Alison Milton
Clania lewinii (Lewin's case moth) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019 by Alison Milton
Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019 by Alison Milton
Ichneumonidae sp. (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019 by Alison Milton
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019 by Alison Milton
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Black Mountain - 21 Dec 2018 by YumiCallaway
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Black Mountain - 21 Dec 2018 by YumiCallaway
Leptospermum continentale (Prickly Teatree) at Black Mountain - 6 Dec 2018 by RWPurdie
Kunzea ericoides (Burgan) at Black Mountain - 6 Dec 2018 by RWPurdie
Diphucrania duodecimmaculata (12-spot jewel beetle) at Black Mountain - 5 Dec 2018 by Harrisi
Castiarina rufipennis (A Jewel Beetle) at Black Mountain - 2 Dec 2018 by Harrisi
Gastrophora henricaria (Fallen-bark Looper, Beautiful Leaf Moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Nov 2018 by Thommo17
Melanodes anthracitaria (Black Geometrid) at Black Mountain - 11 Nov 2018 by Thommo17
Hypobapta percomptaria (Southern Grey) at Black Mountain - 11 Nov 2018 by GlennCocking
Leucopogon virgatus (Common Beard-heath) at Black Mountain - 20 Oct 2018 by RWPurdie
Chloroclystis insigillata (Insigillated Carpet) at Black Mountain - 23 Apr 2018 by GlennCocking
Hednota species near grammellus (Pyralid or snout moth) at Black Mountain - 23 Apr 2018 by GlennCocking
Anachloris uncinata (Hook-winged Carpet) at Black Mountain - 17 Apr 2018 by melanoxylon
Gastrinodes argoplaca (Cryptic Bark Moth) at Black Mountain - 17 Apr 2018 by melanoxylon
Gastrinodes bitaeniaria (Buff Bark Moth) at Black Mountain - 17 Apr 2018 by melanoxylon
Poecilasthena pulchraria (Australian Cranberry Moth) at Black Mountain - 17 Apr 2018 by melanoxylon
Smyriodes sp nr aplectaria at Black Mountain - 17 Apr 2018 by melanoxylon
Anachloris uncinata (Hook-winged Carpet) at Black Mountain - 17 Apr 2018 by Bron
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Black Mountain - 17 Apr 2018 by melanoxylon
Smyriodes sp nr aplectaria at Black Mountain - 17 Apr 2018 by Bron
Psilosticha pristis (Little Brown Bark Moth) at Black Mountain - 17 Apr 2018 by Bron
Pantydia sparsa ( A noctuid moth) at Black Mountain - 15 Apr 2018 by GlennCocking
Proteuxoa cinereicollis (A noctuid or owlet moth) at Black Mountain - 15 Apr 2018 by GlennCocking
Lasiosticha canilinea at Black Mountain - 15 Apr 2018 by GlennCocking
Agriophara platyscia (A Concealer moth) at Black Mountain - 15 Apr 2018 by GlennCocking
Arhodia lasiocamparia (Pink Arhodia) at Black Mountain - 15 Apr 2018 by GlennCocking
Achyra affinitalis (Cotton Web Spinner) at Black Mountain - 15 Apr 2018 by GlennCocking
Chenuala heliaspis (Rose Anthelid) at Black Mountain - 15 Apr 2018 by GlennCocking
Androchela newmannaria (Newman's Cape-moth) at Black Mountain - 15 Mar 2018 by melanoxylon
Utetheisa pulchelloides (Heliotrope Moth) at Black Mountain - 15 Mar 2018 by GlennCocking
Taxeotis intextata (Looper Moth, Grey Taxeotis) at Black Mountain - 14 Mar 2018 by melanoxylon
Wingia aurata (Golden Leaf Moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Thommo17
Isomoralla pyrrhoptera (A concealer moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Thommo17
Opodiphthera eucalypti (Emperor Gum Moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Thommo17
Hypobapta diffundens (Diffundens Grey) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Thommo17
Psilosticha pristis (Little Brown Bark Moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Bron
Hypobapta diffundens (Diffundens Grey) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by melanoxylon
Mataeomera mesotaenia (Mini Owlet Moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Thommo17
Psilosticha pristis (Little Brown Bark Moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Thommo17
Prasinocyma semicrocea (Common Gum Emerald) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Thommo17
Psilosticha pristis (Little Brown Bark Moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by melanoxylon
Arhodia lasiocamparia (Pink Arhodia) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Thommo17
Arhodia lasiocamparia (Pink Arhodia) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by melanoxylon
Nacoleia rhoeoalis (A Pyralid Moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Thommo17
Arhodia lasiocamparia (Pink Arhodia) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Thommo17
Chlorocoma dichloraria (Doubled-fringed or Guenee's Emerald) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Bron
Antictenia punctunculus (A geometer moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Bron
Arhodia lasiocamparia (Pink Arhodia) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Bron
Crypsiphona ocultaria (Red-lined Looper Moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018 by Bron
Grammodes justa (Plain Box-Owlet) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17
Anthela varia (Varied anthelid) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17
Opodiphthera eucalypti (Emperor Gum Moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17
Scioglyptis chionomera (Grey-patch Bark Moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17
Lasiosticha opimella (A Pyralid moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17
Ageletha hemiteles (Webbing Moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17
Gauna aegusalis (A Pyralid moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17
Trichiocercus sparshalli (Sparshall's Moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17
Eucyclodes buprestaria at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17
Psilosticha pristis (Little Brown Bark Moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017 by Thommo17
Crypsiphona ocultaria (Red-lined Looper Moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Crypsiphona ocultaria (Red-lined Looper Moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Endoxyla encalypti (Wattle Goat Moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Hypobapta diffundens (Diffundens Grey) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Taxeotis intextata (Looper Moth, Grey Taxeotis) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Heliocausta sp. (genus) (A concealer moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Wingia lambertella at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Destolmia lineata (Streaked Notodontid) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Ageletha hemiteles (Webbing Moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Mimaglossa nauplialis (A Pyralid moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Termessa nivosa (Snowy Footman) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Nacoleia rhoeoalis (A Pyralid Moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Termessa zonophanes (Double Yellow-patched Footman) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17
Phytotrypa propriella (A concealer moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 by Thommo17

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size (mm)
  • 8 Apr 2019 Recorded on
  • Alison Milton Recorded by
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