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Melobasis sp. (genus)

Unidentified Melobasis jewel Beetle at Black Mountain

Melobasis sp. (genus) at Black Mountain - 7 Sep 2020
Melobasis sp. (genus) at Black Mountain - 7 Sep 2020
Melobasis sp. (genus) at Black Mountain - 7 Sep 2020
Melobasis sp. (genus) at Black Mountain - 7 Sep 2020
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Identification history

Melobasis obscurella 20 Nov 2020 Harrisi
Melobasis sp. (genus) 8 Sep 2020 AlisonMilton
Melobasis sp. (genus) 8 Sep 2020 Harrisi

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Harrisi wrote:
   20 Nov 2020
Specimen sent to buprestid expert who has confirmed the ID as Melobasis obscurella (Thomson, 1879). Again, well done to Cath B for finding this species in our local area. Fairly common in SE Australia.

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Orthorhinus cylindrirostris (Elephant weevil) at Black Mountain - 28 Dec 2020 by Harrisi
Castiarina crenata (Crenata jewel beetle) at Black Mountain - 28 Dec 2020 by Harrisi
Castiarina mustelamajor (A jewel beetle) at Black Mountain - 24 Dec 2020 by Harrisi
Aaaba fossicollis (Raspberry jewel beetle) at Black Mountain - 19 Dec 2020 by Harrisi
Odontomyia sp. (genus) (Soldier fly) at Black Mountain - 13 Dec 2020 by tpreston
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Rutilia sp. (genus) (A Rutilia bristle fly, subgenus unknown) at Black Mountain - 13 Dec 2020 by tpreston
Sphex sp. (genus) (Unidentified Sphex digger wasp) at Black Mountain - 13 Dec 2020 by tpreston
Gnaphosidae sp. (family) (Ground spider) at Black Mountain - 13 Dec 2020 by tpreston
Castiarina indistincta (Jewel Beetle) at Black Mountain - 8 Dec 2020 by Harrisi
Castiarina octospilota (8-spot jewel beetle) at Black Mountain - 24 Nov 2020 by Harrisi
Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Black Mountain - 17 Nov 2020 by RWPurdie
Stellaria pungens (Prickly Starwort) at Black Mountain - 18 Oct 2020 by HelenCross
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2020 by MatthewFrawley
Anas gracilis (Grey Teal) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2020 by MatthewFrawley
Arctotheca calendula (Capeweed, Cape Dandelion) at Black Mountain - 10 Sep 2020 by ConBoekel
Helina sp. (genus) (Muscid fly) at Black Mountain - 7 Sep 2020 by Harrisi
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Black Mountain - 13 Oct 2019 by AaronClausen
Gastrophora henricaria (Fallen-bark Looper, Beautiful Leaf Moth) at Black Mountain - 8 Oct 2017 by Alison Milton
Verbascum thapsus subsp. thapsus (Great Mullein, Aaron's Rod) at Black Mountain - 10 Dec 2016 by RWPurdie
Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Black Mountain - 25 Aug 2016 by JasonC
Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Black Mountain - 22 Nov 2015 by galah681
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Black Mountain - 24 Oct 2015 by galah681
Geranium solanderi (Native Geranium) at Black Mountain - 24 Oct 2015 by galah681
Leptospermum continentale (Prickly Teatree) at Black Mountain - 24 Oct 2015 by galah681
Leptospermum multicaule (Teatree) at Black Mountain - 24 Oct 2015 by galah681
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Black Mountain - 24 Oct 2015 by galah681
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2015 by JasonC
Plantago varia (Native Plaintain) at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2015 by JasonC
Sherardia arvensis (Field Madder) at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2015 by JasonC
Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2015 by JasonC
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Black Mountain - 4 Oct 2015 by JasonC
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Black Mountain - 26 Sep 2015 by JasonC
Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Black Mountain - 15 Feb 2015 by RWPurdie
Sorghum leiocladum (Wild Sorghum) at Black Mountain - 1 Feb 2015 by RWPurdie
Rubus parvifolius (Native Raspberry) at Black Mountain - 13 Jan 2015 by RWPurdie
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Black Mountain - 5 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Black Mountain - 5 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen
Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Black Mountain - 5 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Black Mountain - 5 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Black Mountain - 5 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Black Mountain - 5 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 7 Sep 2020 03:56 PM Recorded on
  • Harrisi Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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