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Trachymela sp. (genus)

Brown button beetle at ANBG

Trachymela sp. (genus) at ANBG - 4 Aug 2020
Trachymela sp. (genus) at ANBG - 4 Aug 2020
Trachymela sp. (genus) at ANBG - 4 Aug 2020
Trachymela sp. (genus) at ANBG - 4 Aug 2020
Trachymela sp. (genus) at ANBG - 4 Aug 2020
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Identification history

Trachymela sp. (genus) 1 Sep 2020 KimPullen
Trachymela sp. (genus) 7 Aug 2020 TimL
Unidentified 7 Aug 2020 TimL

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Author's notes

Measured at 5mm overall length and very active once disturbed by the camera. The closest match I can come up with is a Leaf Beetle, Trachymela sp. Thanks to michaelb for the beetle link.

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michaelb wrote:
   7 Aug 2020
Hi Tim
If you have time, you could browse thru the lists of leaf beetles here:
https://sites.google.com/site/leafbeetlesofaustralia/
TimL wrote:
   7 Aug 2020
Sure Michael. Thanks for the link. Tim

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Muscidae sp. (family) (Unidentified muscid fly) at ANBG - 28 Jul 2020 by TimL
Daerlac nigricans (Ant Mimicking Seedbug) at ANBG - 28 Jul 2020 by TimL
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Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by TimL
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Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at ANBG - 21 Feb 2020 by TimL
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at ANBG - 18 Feb 2020 by TimL
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2020 by Christine
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Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at ANBG - 18 Oct 2019 by JudithRoach
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Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at ANBG - 10 Sep 2019 by TimL
Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum Ant) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 by TimL
Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum Ant) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 by TimL
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Eucalyptus rossii (Inland Scribbly Gum) at ANBG - 23 Aug 2019 by PeteWoodall
Eucalyptus macrorhyncha (A Red Stringybark) at ANBG - 23 Aug 2019 by PeteWoodall
Acacia gunnii (Ploughshare Wattle) at ANBG - 22 Aug 2019 by PeteWoodall
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 4 Jul 2019 by HelenCross
Anystidae (family) (Unidentified anystid mite) at ANBG - 18 Jun 2019 by TimL
Chelaner kiliani (Kilian's ant) at ANBG - 25 May 2019 by TimL
Chelaner kiliani (Kilian's ant) at ANBG - 24 May 2019 by TimL
Callibracon capitator (White Flank Black Braconid Wasp) at ANBG - 4 Apr 2019 by TimL
Dicranolaius villosus (Melyrid flower beetle) at ANBG - 21 Dec 2018 by TimL
Capusa (genus) (Wedge moth) at ANBG - 21 Dec 2018 by TimL
Anthrax sp. (genus) (Unidentified Anthrax bee fly) at ANBG - 16 Dec 2018 by TimL
Acanthosomatidae (family) (Unidentified Acanthosomatid shield bug) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 by TimL
Pentatomidae (family) (Unidentified Shield or Stink bug) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 by TimL
Commius elegans (Cherry Ballart Shield Bug) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 by TimL
Dindymus versicolor (Harlequin bug) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 by AlisonMilton
Balta spuria (A Balta Cockroach) at ANBG - 10 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton
Leioproctus (Leioproctus) irroratus (Yellow-shouldered Bee) at ANBG - 10 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton
Monarcha melanopsis (Black-faced Monarch) at ANBG - 10 Dec 2018 by HelenCross
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at ANBG - 25 Nov 2018 by TimL
Calliphoridae (family) (Unidentified blowfly) at ANBG - 21 Nov 2018 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 19 Nov 2018 by Tim L
Trapezites phigalia (Heath Ochre) at ANBG - 4 Nov 2018 by TimL
Isopeda sp. (genus) (Huntsman Spider) at ANBG - 30 Oct 2018 by TimL
Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at ANBG - 18 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at ANBG - 18 Oct 2018 by Tim L
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at ANBG - 6 Oct 2018 by Tim L
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at ANBG - 21 Sep 2018 by RodDeb
Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at ANBG - 11 Sep 2018 by Alison Milton
Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at ANBG - 3 Jul 2018 by Alison Milton
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at ANBG - 3 Jul 2018 by Alison Milton
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at ANBG - 30 Apr 2018 by RodDeb
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at ANBG - 24 Feb 2018 by Tim L
Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at ANBG - 31 Jan 2018 by roymcd
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail) at ANBG - 26 Dec 2017 by TimL
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at ANBG - 29 Sep 2017 by AlisonMilton

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 4 Aug 2020 12:12 PM Recorded on
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  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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