Chalcopteroides columbinus

Rainbow darkling beetle at Dunlop, ACT

Chalcopteroides columbinus at Dunlop, ACT - 6 Jan 2019
Chalcopteroides columbinus at Dunlop, ACT - 6 Jan 2019
Chalcopteroides columbinus at Dunlop, ACT - 6 Jan 2019
Chalcopteroides columbinus at Dunlop, ACT - 6 Jan 2019
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Identification history

Chalcopteroides columbinus 25 Sep 2020 KimPullen
Chalcopteroides sp. (genus) 9 Jan 2019 RogerF
Chalcopteroides sp. (genus) 9 Jan 2019 CathB
Chalcopteroides sp. (genus) 9 Jan 2019 CathB

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Photinia serratifolia (Chinese Photinia) at Cook, ACT - 18 Dec 2023 by lbradley
Hedera sp. (helix or hibernica) (Ivy) at Cook, ACT - 18 Dec 2023 by lbradley
Ligustrum lucidum (Large-leaved Privet) at Cook, ACT - 18 Dec 2023 by lbradley
Cheiracanthium gracile (Slender sac spider) at Cook, ACT - 18 Dec 2023 by lbradley
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 18 Dec 2023 by lbradley
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Cook, ACT - 25 Oct 2023 by lbradley
Ligustrum lucidum (Large-leaved Privet) at Cook, ACT - 25 Oct 2023 by lbradley
Rivellia sp. (genus) (Signal fly) at Belconnen, ACT - 15 Oct 2023 by CathB
Ditropidus pulchellus (Leaf beetle) at Belconnen, ACT - 13 Oct 2023 by CathB
Acaena x ovina (Sheep's Burr) at Cook, ACT - 30 Sep 2023 by lbradley
Nearcha nullata (Rounded Nearcha) at Belconnen, ACT - 21 Sep 2023 by CathB
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark-mimicking Grasshopper) at Belconnen, ACT - 21 Sep 2023 by CathB
Rosa rubiginosa (Sweet Briar, Eglantine) at Cook, ACT - 20 Sep 2023 by lbradley
Glycine clandestina (Twining Glycine) at Cook, ACT - 20 Sep 2023 by lbradley
Luzula meridionalis (Common Woodrush) at Cook, ACT - 9 Sep 2023 by lbradley
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Belconnen, ACT - 9 Sep 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Monomachus antipodalis (A parasitic wasp) at Cook, ACT - 14 May 2023 by CathB
Crematogaster sp. (genus) (Acrobat ant, Cocktail ant) at Cook, ACT - 14 May 2023 by CathB
Trombidiidae (family) (Red velvet mite) at Cook, ACT - 6 Apr 2023 by CathB
Poa sieberiana var. cyanophylla (Blue-leaved Snow-grass) at Cook, ACT - 26 Mar 2023 by lbradley
Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around spider) at Undefined Area - 1 Feb 2023 by CathB
Eucnemidae (family) (False click beetles) at Cook, ACT - 1 Feb 2023 by CathB
Rytidosperma laeve (Bare-backed Wallaby Grass) at Cook, ACT - 27 Jan 2023 by lbradley
Bossiaea buxifolia (Matted Bossiaea) at Cook, ACT - 15 Jan 2023 by lbradley
Taenogerella elizabethae at Cook, ACT - 12 Jan 2023 by CathB
Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) at Cook, ACT - 28 Dec 2022 by lbradley
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Slender Robber Fly) at Cook, ACT - 20 Dec 2022 by CathB
Edusella puberula (Leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 14 Dec 2022 by CathB
Prunus serotina (Black Cherry) at Cook, ACT - 6 Dec 2022 by lbradley
Sidnia kinbergi (Australian crop mirid) at Cook, ACT - 1 Dec 2022 by CathB
Cynosurus echinatus (Rough Dog's Tail Grass) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2022 by lbradley
Pultenaea procumbens (Bush Pea) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2022 by lbradley
Geranium solanderi (Native Geranium) at Cook, ACT - 25 Nov 2022 by lbradley
Bromus diandrus (Great Brome) at Cook, ACT - 25 Nov 2022 by lbradley
Hypericum gramineum (Small St Johns Wort) at Cook, ACT - 25 Nov 2022 by lbradley
Cynoglossum australe (Australian Forget-me-not) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2022 by lbradley
Centaurium erythraea (Common Centaury) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2022 by lbradley
Pimelea curviflora var. sericea (Curved Riceflower) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2022 by lbradley
Coronidium scorpioides (Button Everlasting) at Cook, ACT - 17 Nov 2022 by lbradley
Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Cook, ACT - 3 Nov 2022 by Harrisi
Philobota xiphostola at Cook, ACT - 20 Oct 2022 by CathB
Calomela parilis (Leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 18 Oct 2022 by CathB
Peltoschema basicollis (Leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 18 Oct 2022 by CathB
Melobasis propinqua (Propinqua jewel beetle) at Cook, ACT - 16 Oct 2022 by Harrisi
Comesperma volubile (Love Creeper) at Cook, ACT - 9 Oct 2022 by drakes
Leistomorpha brontoscopa (A concealer moth) at Cook, ACT - 3 Oct 2022 by Harrisi
Tubifera ferruginosa (Raspberry Slime) at Cook, ACT - 3 Oct 2022 by CathB
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Cook, ACT - 18 Sep 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Dianella revoluta var. revoluta (Black-Anther Flax Lily) at Cook, ACT - 16 Aug 2022 by lbradley
Braconidae (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Cook, ACT - 20 May 2022 by CathB
Caenoplana coerulea (Blue Planarian, Blue Garden Flatworm) at Cook, ACT - 4 May 2022 by AlisonMilton
Trichalus sp. (genus) (Net-winged beetle) at Cook, ACT - 22 Apr 2022 by CathB
zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Cook, ACT - 10 Apr 2022 by drakes
Epithymema incomposita (Chezela group) at Cook, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by CathB
Ditropidus pulchellus (Leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 12 Feb 2022 by CathB
Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around spider) at Cook, ACT - 1 Feb 2022 by CathB
Paropsisterna sp. ("Ch11" of DeLittle 1979) (A leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by CathB
Synalus angustus (Narrow crab spider) at Cook, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by CathB
Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by CathB
Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman) at Cook, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by CathB
Epicoma contristis (Yellow-spotted Epicoma Moth) at Cook, ACT - 25 Jan 2022 by Roger
Trigonospila sp. (genus) (A Bristle Fly) at Cook, ACT - 25 Jan 2022 by Roger
Genduara punctigera (Spotted Clear Winged Snout Moth) at Cook, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by CathB
Opodiphthera sp. (genus) (A gum moth) at Cook, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by CathB
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Cook, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by CathB
Stenoptilia zophodactylus (Dowdy Plume Moth) at Cook, ACT - 6 Jan 2022 by drakes
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes
Pimelea curviflora (Curved Rice-flower) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes
Verbascum virgatum (Green Mullein) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes
Chaetophyes compacta (Tube spittlebug) at Cook, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by CathB
Torymidae (family) (Torymid wasp) at Cook, ACT - 3 Nov 2021 by CathB
Simaethula sp. (genus) (A jumping spider) at Cook, ACT - 31 Oct 2021 by CathB
Dillwynia sericea (Egg And Bacon Peas) at Cook, ACT - 14 Oct 2021 by drakes
Ocystola paulinella (A Concealer Moth) at Cook, ACT - 10 Oct 2021 by CathB
Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Cook, ACT - 10 Oct 2021 by CathB
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Cook, ACT - 28 Sep 2021 by JVR
Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Holt, ACT - 21 Sep 2021 by drakes
Luzula meridionalis (Common Woodrush) at Holt, ACT - 21 Sep 2021 by drakes
Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Holt, ACT - 6 Sep 2021 by MattFox
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Holt, ACT - 30 Aug 2021 by drakes
Mollisa at Cook, ACT - 25 Aug 2021 by Heino1
Cladia corallaizon at Holt, ACT - 19 Aug 2021 by drakes
Cryptandra amara (Bitter Cryptandra) at Holt, ACT - 17 Aug 2021 by drakes
Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Holt, ACT - 17 Aug 2021 by drakes
Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Holt, ACT - 17 Aug 2021 by drakes
Acacia buxifolia subsp. buxifolia (Box-leaf Wattle) at Holt, ACT - 8 Aug 2021 by drakes
Ramaria sp. (A Coral fungus) at Holt, ACT - 18 Jul 2021 by drakes
Dillwynia phylicoides (A Parrot-pea) at Holt, ACT - 18 Jul 2021 by drakes
Parmeliaceae (family) (A lichen family) at Holt, ACT - 18 Jul 2021 by drakes
Usnea sp. (genus) (Bearded lichen) at Holt, ACT - 18 Jul 2021 by drakes
Truncospora ochroleuca at Holt, ACT - 15 Jun 2021 by drakes
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Holt, ACT - 15 Jun 2021 by drakes
Scleroderma sp. (Scleroderma) at Holt, ACT - 14 Jun 2021 by drakes

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Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 6 Jan 2019 08:08 AM Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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