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Helea ovata

Pie-dish beetle at Cooleman Ridge

Helea ovata at Cooleman Ridge - 12 Sep 2020
Helea ovata at Cooleman Ridge - 12 Sep 2020
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Identification history

Helea ovata 27 Sep 2020 KimPullen
Helea ovata 26 Sep 2020 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 26 Sep 2020 HarveyPerkins

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Author's notes

Dead under small rock - apparently prey to a redback spider.

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KimPullen wrote:
   27 Sep 2020
This identification refers to the beetle with the knobbly elytra, and with projections on the front of the pronotum enclosing the head. The other beetle, with the head free, is a separate sighting; it is Celibe striatipennis.

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Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Cooleman Ridge - 9 Feb 2021 by SWishart
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Cooleman Ridge - 9 Feb 2021 by SWishart
Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider) at Cooleman Ridge - 12 Sep 2020 by HarveyPerkins
Celibe striatipennis (Pie-dish beetle) at Cooleman Ridge - 12 Sep 2020 by HarveyPerkins
Utetheisa pulchelloides (Heliotrope Moth) at Cooleman Ridge - 12 Sep 2020 by HarveyPerkins
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Cooleman Ridge - 23 Nov 2019 by Nat
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Cooleman Ridge - 23 Nov 2019 by Nat
Alternanthera sp. A Flora of NSW (M. Gray 5187) J. Palmer at Cooleman Ridge - 23 Nov 2019 by Nat
Utetheisa pulchelloides (Heliotrope Moth) at Cooleman Ridge - 21 Apr 2019 by SWishart
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Cooleman Ridge - 1 Jun 2016 by JoshMulvaney

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 12 Sep 2020 12:44 PM Recorded on
  • HarveyPerkins Recorded by

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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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