Chrysolopus spectabilis

Botany Bay Weevil at Booth, ACT

Chrysolopus spectabilis at Booth, ACT - 11 Jan 2021
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Chrysolopus spectabilis 11 Jan 2021 AlisonMilton
Chrysolopus spectabilis 11 Jan 2021 AlisonMilton
Unidentified 11 Jan 2021 RosD

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Emerald and black bug resting on warm rocks beside Yerrabi Track (Boboyan Trig) footpad, Namadgi

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Bron wrote:
   11 Jan 2021
I think that's a beetle, a weevil maybe. Chrysolopus spectabilis?
RosD wrote:
   11 Jan 2021
Thank you Bron. I’ve checked websites now and it appears yes, it’s the Botany Bay diamond weevil/Sapphire weevil as you’ve suggested. They feed on a variety of Acacia
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Bron wrote:
   11 Jan 2021
Nice find Ros :)

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  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 11 Jan 2021 06:34 PM Recorded on
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  • On rock beside trail Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • Unknown Gender

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