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Chalcopteroides cupripennis

Rainbow darkling beetle at Mount Ainslie

Chalcopteroides cupripennis at Mount Ainslie - 16 Dec 2020
Chalcopteroides cupripennis at Mount Ainslie - 16 Dec 2020
Chalcopteroides cupripennis at Mount Ainslie - 16 Dec 2020
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Identification history

Chalcopteroides cupripennis 5 Jan 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Chalcopteroides cupripennis 19 Dec 2020 jbromilow50

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Author's notes

Purple; surface fairly smooth; pronotum much wider than long.

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Nearby sightings

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Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Mount Ainslie - 15 Jul 2020 by jbromilow50 Stellaria media (Common Chickweed, Chickweed) at Mount Ainslie - 15 Jun 2020 by JaneR Cheilanthes austrotenuifolia (Rock fern) at Mount Ainslie - 15 Jun 2020 by JaneR Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Mount Ainslie - 18 Apr 2020 by jbromilow50 Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Mount Ainslie - 18 Apr 2020 by jbromilow50 Geometridae (family) IMMATURES (Unidentified IMMATURE Geometer moths) at Mount Ainslie - 15 Apr 2020 by jbromilow50 Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Mount Ainslie - 13 Apr 2020 by jbromilow50 Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Mount Ainslie - 11 Mar 2020 by jbromilow50 Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Ainslie - 24 Sep 2017 by WalterEgo
Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Mount Ainslie - 15 Jul 2020 by jbromilow50
Stellaria media (Common Chickweed, Chickweed) at Mount Ainslie - 15 Jun 2020 by JaneR
Cheilanthes austrotenuifolia (Rock fern) at Mount Ainslie - 15 Jun 2020 by JaneR
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Mount Ainslie - 18 Apr 2020 by jbromilow50
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Mount Ainslie - 18 Apr 2020 by jbromilow50
Geometridae (family) IMMATURES (Unidentified IMMATURE Geometer moths) at Mount Ainslie - 15 Apr 2020 by jbromilow50
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Mount Ainslie - 13 Apr 2020 by jbromilow50
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Mount Ainslie - 11 Mar 2020 by jbromilow50
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Mount Ainslie - 24 Sep 2017 by WalterEgo

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 16 Dec 2020 05:07 PM Recorded on
  • jbromilow50 Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

Record quality

  • Images or audio
  • More than one media file
  • Confirmed by an expert moderator
  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
  • GPS evidence of location
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