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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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Lotus corniculatus (Birds-Foot Trefoil) at Booth, ACT - 2 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock
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Hakea microcarpa (Small-fruit Hakea) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Scaptia sp. (genus) (March fly) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
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Pelargonium australe (Austral Stork's-bill) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Trifolium repens (White Clover) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Australiphthiria hilaris (Slender Bee Fly) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Carex gaudichaudiana (Fen Sedge) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Marchantia sp. (genus) (A Liverwort) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Lobelia pedunculata (Matted Pratia) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Montia australasica (White Purslane) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Myosotis laxa subsp. caespitosa (Water Forget-me-not) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Lotus corniculatus (Birds-Foot Trefoil) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Baloskion australe (Mountain Cordrush) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Velleia paradoxa (Spur Velleia) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
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Acripeza reticulata (Mountain Katydid) at Booth, ACT - 11 Jan 2021 by RosD
Leistomorpha brontoscopa (A concealer moth) at Booth, ACT - 22 Oct 2020 by JohnBundock
Brachyscome decipiens (Field Daisy) at Booth, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by JohnBundock
Brachyscome decipiens (Field Daisy) at Booth, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by JohnBundock
Dichromodes confluaria (Ceremonial Heath Moth) at Booth, ACT - 31 Oct 2019 by JohnBundock
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Booth, ACT - 26 Jan 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Pollanisus (genus) (A Forester Moth) at Booth, ACT - 26 Jan 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Trachymene humilis subsp. humilis (Alpine Trachymene) at Booth, ACT - 26 Jan 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Geitoneura klugii (Klug's Xenica / Marbled Xenica) at Booth, ACT - 26 Jan 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Sparassidae sp. (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at Booth, ACT - 19 Jan 2019 by HelenCross
Pollanisus (genus) (A Forester Moth) at Booth, ACT - 10 Jan 2019 by SWishart
Pasma tasmanicus (Two-spotted Grass-skipper) at Booth, ACT - 28 Dec 2018 by JohnBundock
Lotus corniculatus (Birds-Foot Trefoil) at Booth, ACT - 24 Dec 2018 by JohnBundock
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Booth, ACT - 29 Nov 2018 by Christine
zz agaric (stem; gills white/cream) at Booth, ACT - 29 Nov 2018 by Christine
Oecophoridae provisional group 2 at Booth, ACT - 29 Nov 2018 by Christine
Dichromodes confluaria (Ceremonial Heath Moth) at Booth, ACT - 29 Nov 2018 by Christine
Elateridae sp. (family) (Unidentified click beetle) at Booth, ACT - 13 Nov 2018 by JohnBundock
Dichromodes confluaria (Ceremonial Heath Moth) at Booth, ACT - 12 Nov 2018 by JohnBundock
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Booth, ACT - 31 Oct 2018 by SWishart
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Booth, ACT - 10 Apr 2018 by SWishart
Hednota megalarcha (A Crambid moth) at Booth, ACT - 24 Feb 2018 by JohnBundock
Oreixenica lathoniella (Silver Xenica) at Booth, ACT - 24 Feb 2018 by JohnBundock
Pseudemoia spenceri (Spencer's Skink) at Booth, ACT - 24 Feb 2018 by JohnBundock
Podolobium alpestre (Shaggy Alpine Pea) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Brachyscome spathulata (Coarse Daisy, Spoon-leaved Daisy) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Trachymene humilis subsp. humilis (Alpine Trachymene) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Stylidium montanum (Alpine Triggerplant) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Calopompilus sp. (genus) (Spider wasp) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Stenosmylus sp. (genus) (An osmylid lacewing) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Anisogona similana (A tortrix moth) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Chrysolarentia correlata (Yellow Carpet) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Anachloris subochraria (Golden Grass Carpet) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Subfurcatana subfurcatana (A Tortricid moth) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Philobota iphigenes (A concealer moth) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Lucilia cuprina (Australian sheep blowfly) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) formosa (A Bristle fly) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Yoyetta subalpina (Subalpine Firetail Cicada) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Scaptia sp. (genus) (March fly) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Rutilia (Rutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Bristle fly) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Microtropesa sp. (genus) (Tachinid fly) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Heteronympha cordace (Bright-eyed Brown) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Neolucia hobartensis (Montane Heath-blue) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Euphrasia collina subsp. paludosa at Booth, ACT - 30 Dec 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Choretrum pauciflorum (Dwarf Sour Bush) at Booth, ACT - 30 Dec 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Technitis amoenana (A tortrix or leafroller moth) at Booth, ACT - 10 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Porrostoma sp. (genus) (Lycid, Net-winged beetle) at Booth, ACT - 10 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Eulamprus tympanum (Southern Water Skink) at Booth, ACT - 2 Nov 2017 by JohnBundock
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Booth, ACT - 2 Nov 2017 by JohnBundock
Calomela maculicollis (Acacia Leaf Beetle) at Booth, ACT - 1 Nov 2017 by SWishart
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Booth, ACT - 1 Nov 2017 by SWishart
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Booth, ACT - 26 Feb 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Chrysolarentia interruptata (Boxed Carpet Moth) at Booth, ACT - 25 Feb 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Technitis amoenana (A tortrix or leafroller moth) at Booth, ACT - 25 Feb 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Phaeophlebosia furcifera (Forked Footman) at Booth, ACT - 25 Feb 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Acyphas semiochrea (Omnivorous Tussock Moth) at Booth, ACT - 25 Feb 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Heteronympha cordace (Bright-eyed Brown) at Booth, ACT - 7 Jan 2017 by JohnBundock
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water Skink) at Booth, ACT - 28 Feb 2016 by ArcherCallaway
Stylidium sp. (Trigger Plant) at Booth, ACT - 27 Feb 2016 by RyuCallaway
Oreixenica lathoniella (Silver Xenica) at Booth, ACT - 27 Feb 2016 by RyuCallaway
Myiagra cyanoleuca (Satin Flycatcher) at Booth, ACT - 27 Feb 2016 by RyuCallaway
Euphrasia collina (Purple Eye-bright) at Booth, ACT - 30 Oct 2015 by TobiasHayashi
Bulbine glauca (Rock Lily) at Booth, ACT - 24 Jan 2015 by RobynHall

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 11 Jan 2021 06:34 PM Recorded on
  • RosD Recorded by

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  • On rock beside trail Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • Unknown Gender

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