Chalcopteroides spectabilis

Rainbow darkling beetle at Deakin, ACT

Chalcopteroides spectabilis at Deakin, ACT - 2 Jan 2019
Chalcopteroides spectabilis at Deakin, ACT - 2 Jan 2019
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Identification history

Chalcopteroides spectabilis 25 Sep 2020 KimPullen
Chalcopteroides sp. (genus) 2 Jan 2019 RogerF
Chalcopteroides sp. (genus) 2 Jan 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 2 Jan 2019 JackyF

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Several small very shiny dark beetles on tree trunk, about 10mm long

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Nearby sightings

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Thasyraea lepida (Prowling spider) at GG102 - 16 Jan 2024 by LisaH
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Jun 2022 by KL
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Jun 2022 by KL
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Apr 2022 by KL
Eucalyptus viminalis (Ribbon Gum) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Eucalyptus blakelyi (Blakely's Red Gum) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Calotis lappulacea (Yellow Burr Daisy) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Oct 2021 by LisaH
Cassinia aculeata subsp. aculeata (Dolly Bush, Common Cassinia, Dogwood) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord
Apiomorpha sp. (genus) (A gall forming scale) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord
Eriococcidae sp. on Eucalyptus blakelyi (Felted scale on Eucalyptus blakelyi) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord
Creiis sp. (genus) (Horn lerp) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord
Uraba lugens (Gumleaf Skeletonizer) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord
Harmonia conformis (Common Spotted Ladybird) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord
Ellipsidion australe (Austral Ellipsidion cockroach) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord
Callistemon sp. (A Bottlebrush) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord
Stellaria media (Common Chickweed) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord
Lycidae sp. (family) (Net-winged beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Cornu aspersum (Common Garden Snail) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Formicidae (family) (Unidentified ant) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Erodium cicutarium (Common Storksbill, Common Crowfoot) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Eucalyptus blakelyi (Blakely's Red Gum) at Deakin, ACT - 15 May 2021 by Tapirlord
Eriococcidae sp. on Eucalyptus blakelyi (Felted scale on Eucalyptus blakelyi) at Deakin, ACT - 15 May 2021 by Tapirlord
Hepialidae (family) (Unidentified Swift or Ghost Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 22 Apr 2021 by JackyF
Crepis capillaris (Smooth Hawksbeard) at Deakin, ACT - 10 Mar 2021 by JackyF
Doratifera quadriguttata (Four-spotted Cup Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 10 Mar 2021 by JackyF
Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Feb 2021 by Tapirlord
Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata (Fuzzy New Holland Daisy) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Feb 2021 by JackyF
Solanum linearifolium (Kangaroo Apple) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Feb 2021 by JackyF
Anoplognathus porosus (Porosus Christmas beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by JackyF
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Deakin, ACT - 26 Jan 2021 by KL
Pergidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Sawfly) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Diplacodes haematodes (Scarlet Percher) at Hughes, ACT - 23 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Anoplognathus brunnipennis (Green-tailed Christmas beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Anoplognathus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Christmas beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 8 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Mantispidae (family) (Unidentified mantisfly) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Nov 2020 by JackyF
Psaltoda moerens (Redeye cicada) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by JackyF
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Deakin, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by JackyF
Porrostoma sp. (genus) (Lycid, Net-winged beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Nov 2020 by JackyF
Eolophus roseicapilla (Galah) at Deakin, ACT - 15 Nov 2020 by JackyF
Rytidosperma sp. (Wallaby Grass) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Nov 2020 by JackyF
Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Deakin, ACT - 10 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Deakin, ACT - 1 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Acaena x ovina (Sheep's Burr) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Deakin, ACT - 15 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Lomandra bracteata (Small Matrush) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Romulea rosea var. australis (Onion Grass) at Deakin, ACT - 29 Aug 2020 by LisaH
zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Deakin, ACT - 16 Aug 2020 by JackyF
Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Aug 2020 by JackyF
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Aug 2020 by JackyF
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Deakin, ACT - 11 Jul 2020 by JackyF
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Deakin, ACT - 10 Jul 2020 by JackyF
Truncospora ochroleuca at Deakin, ACT - 29 May 2020 by JackyF
Hellula hydralis (Cabbage Centre Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 25 May 2020 by LisaH
Wahlenbergia capillaris (Tufted Bluebell) at Hughes, ACT - 14 May 2020 by JackyF
Psychidae (family) IMMATURE (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Hughes, ACT - 10 May 2020 by JackyF
Calvatia cyathiformis at Deakin, ACT - 7 May 2020 by JackyF
Phylloporus sp. (Phylloporus sp.) at Deakin, ACT - 4 May 2020 by JackyF
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Deakin, ACT - 4 May 2020 by JackyF
Bovista (A puffball) at Deakin, ACT - 21 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave, Plantain Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 21 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Oxalis thompsoniae (Fluffy-fruit Wood-sorrel) at Hughes, ACT - 16 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Einadia nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Deakin, ACT - 16 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Deakin, ACT - 15 Apr 2020 by TomT
Oxalis thompsoniae (Fluffy-fruit Wood-sorrel) at Deakin, ACT - 15 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Geranium solanderi var. solanderi (Native Geranium) at Deakin, ACT - 15 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Deakin, ACT - 15 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Laccaria sp. (Laccaria) at Deakin, ACT - 15 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Scleroderma sp. (Scleroderma) at Deakin, ACT - 15 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Acaena x ovina (Sheep's Burr) at Deakin, ACT - 15 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Scleroderma sp. (Scleroderma) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Phylloporus sp. (Phylloporus sp.) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Deakin, ACT - 2 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 1 Apr 2020 by Ct1000
Acaena sp. (A Sheep's Burr) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Lomandra sp. (A Matrush) at Deakin, ACT - 1 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Deakin, ACT - 1 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Trametes coccinea (Scarlet Bracket) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by JackyF
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by JackyF
Phylloporus sp. (Phylloporus sp.) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by JackyF
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by JackyF
Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by JackyF
Phylloporus sp. (Phylloporus sp.) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by JackyF
Phylloporus sp. (Phylloporus sp.) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Mar 2020 by JackyF
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Mar 2020 by JackyF
Glycine clandestina (Twining Glycine) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Mar 2020 by JackyF
Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Mar 2020 by KL
Zanda funerea (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Deakin, ACT - 21 Jan 2020 by JackyF
Apricia jovialis (Jovial jumping spider) at Deakin, ACT - 10 Jan 2020 by Ct1000
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Deakin, ACT - 9 Jan 2020 by JackyF
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Jan 2020 by JackyF
Callistemon sp. (A Bottlebrush) at Deakin, ACT - 19 Dec 2019 by JackyF
Cassinia aculeata subsp. aculeata (Dolly Bush, Common Cassinia, Dogwood) at Deakin, ACT - 19 Dec 2019 by JackyF

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Sighting information

  • 4 Abundance
  • 2 Jan 2019 10:24 AM Recorded on
  • JackyF Recorded by

Additional information

  • trunk of small gum tree, I think a Blakely's red gum Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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