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Anoplognathus hirsutus

Hirsute Christmas beetle at Namadgi National Park

Anoplognathus hirsutus at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2020
Anoplognathus hirsutus at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2020
Anoplognathus hirsutus at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2020
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Identification history

Anoplognathus hirsutus 30 Dec 2020 MichaelMulvaney
Anoplognathus hirsutus 17 Dec 2020 KenT
Unidentified 17 Dec 2020 Christine

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Author's notes

Interestingly after posing for photos it took off in flight, only to reappear and land in almost the same spot a few minutes later.

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Hypericum japonicum (Creeping St John's Wort) at Namadgi National Park - 9 Jan 2021 by Tapirlord
Edusella puberula (Leaf beetle) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2020 by Christine
Neotartessus flavipes (A leafhopper) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2020 by rawshorty
Eucalyptus sp. (A gum tree) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2020 by Christine
Myrmecia simillima (A Bull Ant) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2020 by Christine
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Namadgi National Park - 8 Mar 2017 by JohnBundock
Trachymene humilis subsp. humilis at Namadgi National Park - 26 Dec 2016 by HarveyPerkins
Austroaeschna parvistigma (Swamp Darner) at Namadgi National Park - 6 Mar 2015 by KMcCue
Didymuria violescens (Spur-legged stick insect) at Namadgi National Park - 6 Mar 2015 by KMcCue

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 11 Dec 2020 12:32 PM Recorded on
  • Christine Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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