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Melobasis propinqua

Propinqua jewel beetle at Tennent, ACT

Melobasis propinqua at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2017
Melobasis propinqua at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2017
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Identification history

Melobasis propinqua 28 Oct 2018 KimPullen
Melobasis sp. (genus) 25 Oct 2018 AlisonMilton
Melobasis sp. (genus) 14 Oct 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 7 Oct 2017 MatthewFrawley

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Very shiny, bright golden colour in the sunlight. About 25mm in length.

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   15 Oct 2018
possibly Melobasis cupeifera

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Nearby sightings

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Scutellaria humilis (Dwarf Skullcap) at Tennent, ACT - 11 Feb 2022 by JaneR Taxeotis reserata (A Geometer moth) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Feb 2022 by JohnBundock Olearia tenuifolia (Narrow-leaved Daisybush) at Tennent, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by MB Scopula optivata (Varied Wave) at Tennent, ACT - 5 Nov 2021 by Jek Micromyrtus ciliata (Fringed Heath-myrtle) at Tennent, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by dgb900 Calytrix tetragona (Common Fringe-myrtle) at Tennent, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by dgb900 Diporiphora nobbi (Nobbi Dragon) at Tennent, ACT - 18 Oct 2021 by CathB Acrididae sp. (family) (Unidentified Grasshopper) at Tennent, ACT - 18 Oct 2021 by CathB Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Tennent, ACT - 9 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley Coryphistes ruricola (Bark-mimicking Grasshopper) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley Thysanotus patersonii (Twining Fringe Lily) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Tennent, ACT - 1 Oct 2021 by BrianH Acritoscincus platynotus (Red-throated Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by DerekC Austrogomphus guerini (Yellow-striped Hunter) at Tennent, ACT - 10 Nov 2018 by MatthewFrawley Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 21 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley Pomaderris angustifolia (Pomaderris) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Tennent, ACT - 28 Aug 2015 by michaelb Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. brevisepalus (Twin Flower Beard-Heath) at Tennent, ACT - 28 Aug 2015 by michaelb Eucalyptus nortonii (Large-flowered Bundy) at Tennent, ACT - 4 Feb 2015 by michaelb Chauliognathus lugubris (Plague Soldier Beetle) at Tennent, ACT - 4 Feb 2015 by michaelb Netelia sp. (genus) (An Ichneumon wasp) at Tennent, ACT - 17 Jan 2015 by michaelb Amata (genus) (Handmaiden Moth) at Tennent, ACT - 11 Jan 2015 by michaelb Solenogyne gunnii (Solengyne) at Tennent, ACT - 11 Jan 2015 by michaelb Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Tennent, ACT - 26 Dec 2014 by michaelb Acacia penninervis var. penninervis (Hickory wattle) at Tennent, ACT - 26 Dec 2014 by michaelb Arthropodium milleflorum (Vanilla Lily) at Tennent, ACT - 26 Dec 2014 by michaelb Olearia tenuifolia (Narrow-leaved Daisybush) at Tennent, ACT - 13 Dec 2014 by michaelb Olearia tenuifolia (Narrow-leaved Daisybush) at Tennent, ACT - 3 Dec 2014 by michaelb Calytrix tetragona (Common Fringe-myrtle) at Tennent, ACT - 3 Dec 2014 by michaelb Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Tennent, ACT - 3 Dec 2014 by michaelb Cassytha pubescens (Devil's Twine) at Tennent, ACT - 3 Dec 2014 by michaelb
Scutellaria humilis (Dwarf Skullcap) at Tennent, ACT - 11 Feb 2022 by JaneR
Taxeotis reserata (A Geometer moth) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Feb 2022 by JohnBundock
Olearia tenuifolia (Narrow-leaved Daisybush) at Tennent, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by MB
Scopula optivata (Varied Wave) at Tennent, ACT - 5 Nov 2021 by Jek
Micromyrtus ciliata (Fringed Heath-myrtle) at Tennent, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by dgb900
Calytrix tetragona (Common Fringe-myrtle) at Tennent, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by dgb900
Diporiphora nobbi (Nobbi Dragon) at Tennent, ACT - 18 Oct 2021 by CathB
Acrididae sp. (family) (Unidentified Grasshopper) at Tennent, ACT - 18 Oct 2021 by CathB
Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Tennent, ACT - 9 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark-mimicking Grasshopper) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley
Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining Fringe Lily) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley
Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Tennent, ACT - 1 Oct 2021 by BrianH
Acritoscincus platynotus (Red-throated Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by DerekC
Austrogomphus guerini (Yellow-striped Hunter) at Tennent, ACT - 10 Nov 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 21 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Pomaderris angustifolia (Pomaderris) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Tennent, ACT - 28 Aug 2015 by michaelb
Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. brevisepalus (Twin Flower Beard-Heath) at Tennent, ACT - 28 Aug 2015 by michaelb
Eucalyptus nortonii (Large-flowered Bundy) at Tennent, ACT - 4 Feb 2015 by michaelb
Chauliognathus lugubris (Plague Soldier Beetle) at Tennent, ACT - 4 Feb 2015 by michaelb
Netelia sp. (genus) (An Ichneumon wasp) at Tennent, ACT - 17 Jan 2015 by michaelb
Amata (genus) (Handmaiden Moth) at Tennent, ACT - 11 Jan 2015 by michaelb
Solenogyne gunnii (Solengyne) at Tennent, ACT - 11 Jan 2015 by michaelb
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Tennent, ACT - 26 Dec 2014 by michaelb
Acacia penninervis var. penninervis (Hickory wattle) at Tennent, ACT - 26 Dec 2014 by michaelb
Arthropodium milleflorum (Vanilla Lily) at Tennent, ACT - 26 Dec 2014 by michaelb
Olearia tenuifolia (Narrow-leaved Daisybush) at Tennent, ACT - 13 Dec 2014 by michaelb
Olearia tenuifolia (Narrow-leaved Daisybush) at Tennent, ACT - 3 Dec 2014 by michaelb
Calytrix tetragona (Common Fringe-myrtle) at Tennent, ACT - 3 Dec 2014 by michaelb
Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Tennent, ACT - 3 Dec 2014 by michaelb
Cassytha pubescens (Devil's Twine) at Tennent, ACT - 3 Dec 2014 by michaelb

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 7 Oct 2017 12:04 PM Recorded on
  • MatthewFrawley Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Unknown Gender

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