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Melobasis propinqua

Propinqua jewel beetle at Cook, ACT

Melobasis propinqua at Cook, ACT - 7 Oct 2019
Melobasis propinqua at Cook, ACT - 7 Oct 2019
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Identification history

Melobasis propinqua 8 Nov 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Melobasis propinqua 8 Nov 2019 CathB

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Russula sp. (Russula) at Cook, ACT - 20 Mar 2022 by drakes Nearcha nullata (Rounded Nearcha) at Cook, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by drakes Hydrocotyle laxiflora (Stinking Pennywort) at Cook, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by drakes Polyrhachis sp. (genus) (A spiny ant) at Cook, ACT - 22 Dec 2021 by CathB Acari (informal subclass) (Unidentified mite) at Cook, ACT - 1 Dec 2021 by CathB Epidesmia hypenaria (Long-nosed Epidesmia) at Cook, ACT - 22 Nov 2021 by drakes Thysanotus patersonii (Twining Fringe Lily) at Cook, ACT - 28 Oct 2021 by drakes Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Cook, ACT - 14 Oct 2021 by drakes Lomandra longifolia (Spiny-headed Mat-rush, Honey Reed) at Cook, ACT - 14 Oct 2021 by drakes Epicyme rubropunctaria (Red-spotted Delicate) at Cook, ACT - 1 Oct 2021 by drakes Daviesia mimosoides subsp. mimosoides at Cook, ACT - 30 Sep 2021 by drakes Ardozyga undescribed species nr amblopis (A Gelechioid moth) at Cook, ACT - 23 Sep 2021 by CathB Philobota stella (A concealer moth) at Cook, ACT - 20 Sep 2021 by CathB Brachyloma daphnoides (Daphne Heath) at Cook, ACT - 19 Sep 2021 by drakes Erina hyacinthina (Varied Dusky-blue) at Cook, ACT - 11 Sep 2021 by CathB Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. brevisepalus (Twin Flower Beard-Heath) at Cook, ACT - 31 Aug 2021 by drakes Laccaria sp. (Laccaria) at Cook, ACT - 15 Jun 2021 by drakes mycenoid at Cook, ACT - 15 Jun 2021 by drakes Melichrus urceolatus (Urn Heath) at Cook, ACT - 29 Apr 2021 by drakes Scioglyptis lyciaria (White-patch Bark Moth) at Cook, ACT - 10 Mar 2021 by tpreston Tachyporinae (subfamily) (Crab-like Rove Beetle) at Cook, ACT - 30 Jan 2021 by CathB Drepanacra binocula (Notched brown lacewing) at Cook, ACT - 11 Dec 2020 by CathB Oxypetalum coeruleum (Tweedia or Southern Star) at Cook, ACT - 3 Dec 2020 by CathB Thysanotus patersonii (Twining Fringe Lily) at Cook, ACT - 5 Oct 2020 by Jubeyjubes Drosera auriculata (Sundew) at Cook, ACT - 5 Oct 2020 by Jubeyjubes Artoria sp. (genus) (Unidentified Artoria wolf spider) at Cook, ACT - 5 Sep 2020 by CathB Cheilanthes austrotenuifolia (Rock Fern) at Cook, ACT - 13 Jun 2020 by Sarah2019 Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Cook, ACT - 12 May 2020 by Tammy Sitona discoideus (Sitona weevil or Lucerne weevil) at Cook, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by CathB Alternanthera sp. A Flora of NSW (M. Gray 5187) J. Palmer at Cook, ACT - 28 Mar 2020 by rhyshardy Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at Cook, ACT - 13 Dec 2019 by CathB Coccidae sp. (family) (Unidentified coccid scale insect) at Cook, ACT - 13 Dec 2019 by CathB Tetrigidae (family) (Pygmy grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 18 Oct 2019 by CathB Phryganoporus candidus (Foliage-webbing social spider) at Cook, ACT - 3 Oct 2019 by EmmaCook Geometridae (family) IMMATURES (Unidentified IMMATURE Geometer moths) at Cook, ACT - 5 Jul 2019 by CathB Salpesia sp. (genus) (Salpesia Jumping Spider) at Cook, ACT - 18 Mar 2019 by CathB Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Cook, ACT - 17 Mar 2019 by CathB Sandalodes bipenicillatus (Double-brush jumper) at Cook, ACT - 17 Mar 2019 by CathB Leptotarsus (Leptotarsus) clavatus (A crane fly) at Cook, ACT - 20 Feb 2018 by CathB Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Cook, ACT - 2 Feb 2018 by CathB Mirbelia oxylobioides (Mountain Mirbelia) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2017 by CathB Acacia lanigera var. lanigera (Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 5 Sep 2017 by CathB Mirbelia oxylobioides (Mountain Mirbelia) at Cook, ACT - 1 Dec 2016 by annamacdonald
Russula sp. (Russula) at Cook, ACT - 20 Mar 2022 by drakes
Nearcha nullata (Rounded Nearcha) at Cook, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by drakes
Hydrocotyle laxiflora (Stinking Pennywort) at Cook, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by drakes
Polyrhachis sp. (genus) (A spiny ant) at Cook, ACT - 22 Dec 2021 by CathB
Acari (informal subclass) (Unidentified mite) at Cook, ACT - 1 Dec 2021 by CathB
Epidesmia hypenaria (Long-nosed Epidesmia) at Cook, ACT - 22 Nov 2021 by drakes
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining Fringe Lily) at Cook, ACT - 28 Oct 2021 by drakes
Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Cook, ACT - 14 Oct 2021 by drakes
Lomandra longifolia (Spiny-headed Mat-rush, Honey Reed) at Cook, ACT - 14 Oct 2021 by drakes
Epicyme rubropunctaria (Red-spotted Delicate) at Cook, ACT - 1 Oct 2021 by drakes
Daviesia mimosoides subsp. mimosoides at Cook, ACT - 30 Sep 2021 by drakes
Ardozyga undescribed species nr amblopis (A Gelechioid moth) at Cook, ACT - 23 Sep 2021 by CathB
Philobota stella (A concealer moth) at Cook, ACT - 20 Sep 2021 by CathB
Brachyloma daphnoides (Daphne Heath) at Cook, ACT - 19 Sep 2021 by drakes
Erina hyacinthina (Varied Dusky-blue) at Cook, ACT - 11 Sep 2021 by CathB
Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. brevisepalus (Twin Flower Beard-Heath) at Cook, ACT - 31 Aug 2021 by drakes
Laccaria sp. (Laccaria) at Cook, ACT - 15 Jun 2021 by drakes
mycenoid at Cook, ACT - 15 Jun 2021 by drakes
Melichrus urceolatus (Urn Heath) at Cook, ACT - 29 Apr 2021 by drakes
Scioglyptis lyciaria (White-patch Bark Moth) at Cook, ACT - 10 Mar 2021 by tpreston
Tachyporinae (subfamily) (Crab-like Rove Beetle) at Cook, ACT - 30 Jan 2021 by CathB
Drepanacra binocula (Notched brown lacewing) at Cook, ACT - 11 Dec 2020 by CathB
Oxypetalum coeruleum (Tweedia or Southern Star) at Cook, ACT - 3 Dec 2020 by CathB
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining Fringe Lily) at Cook, ACT - 5 Oct 2020 by Jubeyjubes
Drosera auriculata (Sundew) at Cook, ACT - 5 Oct 2020 by Jubeyjubes
Artoria sp. (genus) (Unidentified Artoria wolf spider) at Cook, ACT - 5 Sep 2020 by CathB
Cheilanthes austrotenuifolia (Rock Fern) at Cook, ACT - 13 Jun 2020 by Sarah2019
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Cook, ACT - 12 May 2020 by Tammy
Sitona discoideus (Sitona weevil or Lucerne weevil) at Cook, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by CathB
Alternanthera sp. A Flora of NSW (M. Gray 5187) J. Palmer at Cook, ACT - 28 Mar 2020 by rhyshardy
Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at Cook, ACT - 13 Dec 2019 by CathB
Coccidae sp. (family) (Unidentified coccid scale insect) at Cook, ACT - 13 Dec 2019 by CathB
Tetrigidae (family) (Pygmy grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 18 Oct 2019 by CathB
Phryganoporus candidus (Foliage-webbing social spider) at Cook, ACT - 3 Oct 2019 by EmmaCook
Geometridae (family) IMMATURES (Unidentified IMMATURE Geometer moths) at Cook, ACT - 5 Jul 2019 by CathB
Salpesia sp. (genus) (Salpesia Jumping Spider) at Cook, ACT - 18 Mar 2019 by CathB
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Cook, ACT - 17 Mar 2019 by CathB
Sandalodes bipenicillatus (Double-brush jumper) at Cook, ACT - 17 Mar 2019 by CathB
Leptotarsus (Leptotarsus) clavatus (A crane fly) at Cook, ACT - 20 Feb 2018 by CathB
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Cook, ACT - 2 Feb 2018 by CathB
Mirbelia oxylobioides (Mountain Mirbelia) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2017 by CathB
Acacia lanigera var. lanigera (Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 5 Sep 2017 by CathB
Mirbelia oxylobioides (Mountain Mirbelia) at Cook, ACT - 1 Dec 2016 by annamacdonald

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 7 Oct 2019 03:06 PM Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by

Additional information

  • Dillwynia phylicoides Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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