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Chalcopteroides cupripennis

1 Rainbow darkling beetle at Latham, ACT

Chalcopteroides cupripennis at Latham, ACT - 18 Jan 2021
Chalcopteroides cupripennis at Latham, ACT - 18 Jan 2021
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Identification history

Chalcopteroides cupripennis 23 Mar 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Chalcopteroides cupripennis 18 Jan 2021 Roger

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Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Latham, ACT - 8 Feb 2022 by Roger Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Latham, ACT - 23 Dec 2021 by Roger Agrilus hypoleucus (Hypoleucus jewel beetle) at Latham, ACT - 23 Dec 2021 by Roger Pultenaea subspicata (Low Bush-pea) at Latham, ACT - 24 Nov 2021 by Tapirlord Sanguisorba minor (Salad Burnet, Sheep's Burnet) at Latham, ACT - 8 Oct 2021 by pinnaCLE Calomela maculicollis (Acacia Leaf Beetle) at Latham, ACT - 20 Sep 2021 by Roger Sericopimpla sp. (genus) (Case Moth Larvae Parasite Wasp) at Latham, ACT - 20 Sep 2021 by Roger Pheidole sp. (genus) (Seed-harvesting ant) at Latham, ACT - 12 Aug 2021 by Roger Eurypella tasmaniensis (Eurypella tasmaniensis) at Latham, ACT - 21 Jul 2021 by Roger Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Latham, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by AlisonMilton Gymnopilus junonius (Gymnopilus junonius) at Latham, ACT - 4 May 2021 by tpreston Isopeda sp. (genus) (Huntsman Spider) at Latham, ACT - 4 May 2021 by trevorpreston Isopeda sp. (genus) (Huntsman Spider) at Latham, ACT - 4 May 2021 by trevorpreston Anisolabididae (family) (Unidentified wingless earwig) at Latham, ACT - 4 May 2021 by tpreston Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at Latham, ACT - 4 May 2021 by tpreston Armadillidium vulgare (Slater bug, woodlouse, pill bug, roley poley) at Latham, ACT - 4 May 2021 by tpreston Calomela juncta (Leaf beetle) at Latham, ACT - 20 Apr 2021 by Roger Lemidia accincta (Clerid beetle) at Latham, ACT - 25 Mar 2021 by Roger Adelium porcatum (Darkling Beetle) at Latham, ACT - 20 Mar 2021 by tpreston Fulgoroidea sp. (superfamily) (Unidentified fulgoroid planthopper) at Latham, ACT - 12 Mar 2021 by Roger Myrmarachne luctuosa (Polyrachis Ant Mimic Spider) at Latham, ACT - 12 Mar 2021 by Roger Carphurus sp. (genus) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Latham, ACT - 28 Jan 2021 by Roger Deliochus zelivira (Messy Leaf Curling Spider) at Latham, ACT - 28 Jan 2021 by Roger Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Latham, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by Roger Rhinotia phoenicoptera (Belid weevil) at Latham, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by Roger Calomela curtisi (Acacia leaf beetle) at Latham, ACT - 11 Jan 2021 by Roger Oechalia schellenbergii (Spined Predatory Shield Bug) at Latham, ACT - 11 Jan 2021 by Roger Pardillana limbata (Common Pardillana) at Latham, ACT - 11 Jan 2021 by Roger Spectrotrota fimbrialis (A Pyralid moth) at Latham, ACT - 11 Jan 2021 by Roger Oechalia schellenbergii (Spined Predatory Shield Bug) at Latham, ACT - 16 Dec 2020 by tpreston Aporocera (Aporocera) haematodes (A case bearing leaf beetle) at Latham, ACT - 16 Dec 2020 by tpreston Tetragnatha sp. (genus) (Long-jawed spider) at Latham, ACT - 16 Dec 2020 by tpreston Psaltoda moerens (Redeye cicada) at Latham, ACT - 16 Dec 2020 by tpreston Taxeotis intextata (Looper Moth, Grey Taxeotis) at Latham, ACT - 16 Dec 2020 by tpreston Siphanta acuta (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Latham, ACT - 5 Nov 2020 by Roger Wahlenbergia sp. (Bluebell) at Latham, ACT - 23 Oct 2020 by tpreston Goniaea opomaloides (Mimetic Gumleaf Grasshopper) at Latham, ACT - 23 Oct 2020 by tpreston Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Latham, ACT - 24 Sep 2020 by Roger Perga sp. (genus) (Sawfly or Spitfire) at Latham, ACT - 6 Sep 2020 by Christine Ditropidus sp. (genus) (Leaf beetle) at Latham, ACT - 31 Aug 2020 by Roger Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird) at Latham, ACT - 28 Aug 2020 by Roger Clynotis severus (Stern Jumping Spider) at Latham, ACT - 27 Aug 2020 by Roger Ectropis fractaria (Ringed Bark Moth) at Latham, ACT - 27 Aug 2020 by Roger Riccia cartilaginosa (Liverwort) at Latham, ACT - 12 Aug 2020 by tpreston Heterodea sp. (A lichen) at Latham, ACT - 12 Aug 2020 by tpreston zz agaric (stem; gills white/cream) at Latham, ACT - 12 Aug 2020 by tpreston Einadia nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Latham, ACT - 12 Aug 2020 by tpreston Araneus hamiltoni (Hamilton's Orb Weaver) at Latham, ACT - 11 Aug 2020 by Roger Scleroderma sp. (Scleroderma) at Latham, ACT - 24 Jun 2020 by Caric Clitocybe s. l. at Latham, ACT - 24 Jun 2020 by Caric Parapalaeosepsis plebeia (Ant fly) at Latham, ACT - 18 Jun 2020 by Roger Peltoschema oceanica (Oceanica leaf beetle) at Latham, ACT - 6 Jun 2020 by Roger Pisolithus marmoratus (Horse Dung Fungus) at Latham, ACT - 5 Jun 2020 by Caric Ramaria sp. (A Coral fungus) at Latham, ACT - 5 Jun 2020 by Caric Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Latham, ACT - 10 May 2020 by Caric Ichneumonidae (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Latham, ACT - 4 May 2020 by Roger Aristida ramosa (Purple Wire Grass) at Latham, ACT - 26 Apr 2020 by MattM Einadia nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Latham, ACT - 26 Apr 2020 by MattM Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Latham, ACT - 6 Apr 2020 by Roger Ancita australis (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Latham, ACT - 6 Apr 2020 by Roger Hednota species near grammellus (Pyralid or snout moth) at Latham, ACT - 6 Apr 2020 by Roger Tapeigaster sp. (genus) (Fungus fly, Heteromyzid fly) at Latham, ACT - 3 Apr 2020 by Roger Sciaridae sp. (family) (Black fungus gnat) at Latham, ACT - 3 Apr 2020 by Roger Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Latham, ACT - 1 Apr 2020 by Roger Ommatius sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Latham, ACT - 30 Mar 2020 by Roger Habronestes bradleyi (Bradley's Ant-Eating Spider) at Latham, ACT - 28 Mar 2020 by Roger Titinia tenuis (Titinia weevil) at Latham, ACT - 26 Mar 2020 by Roger Putoniessa sp. (genus) (A leafhopper) at Latham, ACT - 26 Mar 2020 by Roger Todiramphus sanctus (Sacred Kingfisher) at Latham, ACT - 25 Mar 2020 by Roger Rhipidura rufifrons (Rufous Fantail) at Latham, ACT - 25 Mar 2020 by Roger Chauliognathus tricolor (Tricolor soldier beetle) at Latham, ACT - 11 Mar 2020 by Roger Spectrotrota fimbrialis (A Pyralid moth) at Latham, ACT - 10 Mar 2020 by tpreston Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Latham, ACT - 10 Mar 2020 by tpreston Cheilanthes austrotenuifolia (Rock Fern) at Latham, ACT - 10 Mar 2020 by tpreston Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Latham, ACT - 10 Mar 2020 by tpreston Heteropternis obscurella (A grasshopper) at Latham, ACT - 10 Mar 2020 by tpreston Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Latham, ACT - 10 Mar 2020 by tpreston Olearia tenuifolia (Narrow-leaved Daisybush) at Latham, ACT - 8 Jan 2019 by RWPurdie Pultenaea subspicata (Low Bush-pea) at Latham, ACT - 30 Oct 2018 by LWenger Hydromys chrysogaster (Rakali or Water Rat) at Latham, ACT - 20 Aug 2018 by Rosie Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Latham, ACT - 6 Feb 2016 by KShort
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Latham, ACT - 8 Feb 2022 by Roger
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Latham, ACT - 23 Dec 2021 by Roger
Agrilus hypoleucus (Hypoleucus jewel beetle) at Latham, ACT - 23 Dec 2021 by Roger
Pultenaea subspicata (Low Bush-pea) at Latham, ACT - 24 Nov 2021 by Tapirlord
Sanguisorba minor (Salad Burnet, Sheep's Burnet) at Latham, ACT - 8 Oct 2021 by pinnaCLE
Calomela maculicollis (Acacia Leaf Beetle) at Latham, ACT - 20 Sep 2021 by Roger
Sericopimpla sp. (genus) (Case Moth Larvae Parasite Wasp) at Latham, ACT - 20 Sep 2021 by Roger
Pheidole sp. (genus) (Seed-harvesting ant) at Latham, ACT - 12 Aug 2021 by Roger
Eurypella tasmaniensis (Eurypella tasmaniensis) at Latham, ACT - 21 Jul 2021 by Roger
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Latham, ACT - 13 Jul 2021 by AlisonMilton
Gymnopilus junonius (Gymnopilus junonius) at Latham, ACT - 4 May 2021 by tpreston
Isopeda sp. (genus) (Huntsman Spider) at Latham, ACT - 4 May 2021 by trevorpreston
Isopeda sp. (genus) (Huntsman Spider) at Latham, ACT - 4 May 2021 by trevorpreston
Anisolabididae (family) (Unidentified wingless earwig) at Latham, ACT - 4 May 2021 by tpreston
Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at Latham, ACT - 4 May 2021 by tpreston
Armadillidium vulgare (Slater bug, woodlouse, pill bug, roley poley) at Latham, ACT - 4 May 2021 by tpreston
Calomela juncta (Leaf beetle) at Latham, ACT - 20 Apr 2021 by Roger
Lemidia accincta (Clerid beetle) at Latham, ACT - 25 Mar 2021 by Roger
Adelium porcatum (Darkling Beetle) at Latham, ACT - 20 Mar 2021 by tpreston
Fulgoroidea sp. (superfamily) (Unidentified fulgoroid planthopper) at Latham, ACT - 12 Mar 2021 by Roger
Myrmarachne luctuosa (Polyrachis Ant Mimic Spider) at Latham, ACT - 12 Mar 2021 by Roger
Carphurus sp. (genus) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Latham, ACT - 28 Jan 2021 by Roger
Deliochus zelivira (Messy Leaf Curling Spider) at Latham, ACT - 28 Jan 2021 by Roger
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Latham, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by Roger
Rhinotia phoenicoptera (Belid weevil) at Latham, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by Roger
Calomela curtisi (Acacia leaf beetle) at Latham, ACT - 11 Jan 2021 by Roger
Oechalia schellenbergii (Spined Predatory Shield Bug) at Latham, ACT - 11 Jan 2021 by Roger
Pardillana limbata (Common Pardillana) at Latham, ACT - 11 Jan 2021 by Roger
Spectrotrota fimbrialis (A Pyralid moth) at Latham, ACT - 11 Jan 2021 by Roger
Oechalia schellenbergii (Spined Predatory Shield Bug) at Latham, ACT - 16 Dec 2020 by tpreston
Aporocera (Aporocera) haematodes (A case bearing leaf beetle) at Latham, ACT - 16 Dec 2020 by tpreston
Tetragnatha sp. (genus) (Long-jawed spider) at Latham, ACT - 16 Dec 2020 by tpreston
Psaltoda moerens (Redeye cicada) at Latham, ACT - 16 Dec 2020 by tpreston
Taxeotis intextata (Looper Moth, Grey Taxeotis) at Latham, ACT - 16 Dec 2020 by tpreston
Siphanta acuta (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Latham, ACT - 5 Nov 2020 by Roger
Wahlenbergia sp. (Bluebell) at Latham, ACT - 23 Oct 2020 by tpreston
Goniaea opomaloides (Mimetic Gumleaf Grasshopper) at Latham, ACT - 23 Oct 2020 by tpreston
Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Latham, ACT - 24 Sep 2020 by Roger
Perga sp. (genus) (Sawfly or Spitfire) at Latham, ACT - 6 Sep 2020 by Christine
Ditropidus sp. (genus) (Leaf beetle) at Latham, ACT - 31 Aug 2020 by Roger
Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird) at Latham, ACT - 28 Aug 2020 by Roger
Clynotis severus (Stern Jumping Spider) at Latham, ACT - 27 Aug 2020 by Roger
Ectropis fractaria (Ringed Bark Moth) at Latham, ACT - 27 Aug 2020 by Roger
Riccia cartilaginosa (Liverwort) at Latham, ACT - 12 Aug 2020 by tpreston
Heterodea sp. (A lichen) at Latham, ACT - 12 Aug 2020 by tpreston
zz agaric (stem; gills white/cream) at Latham, ACT - 12 Aug 2020 by tpreston
Einadia nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Latham, ACT - 12 Aug 2020 by tpreston
Araneus hamiltoni (Hamilton's Orb Weaver) at Latham, ACT - 11 Aug 2020 by Roger
Scleroderma sp. (Scleroderma) at Latham, ACT - 24 Jun 2020 by Caric
Clitocybe s. l. at Latham, ACT - 24 Jun 2020 by Caric
Parapalaeosepsis plebeia (Ant fly) at Latham, ACT - 18 Jun 2020 by Roger
Peltoschema oceanica (Oceanica leaf beetle) at Latham, ACT - 6 Jun 2020 by Roger
Pisolithus marmoratus (Horse Dung Fungus) at Latham, ACT - 5 Jun 2020 by Caric
Ramaria sp. (A Coral fungus) at Latham, ACT - 5 Jun 2020 by Caric
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Latham, ACT - 10 May 2020 by Caric
Ichneumonidae (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Latham, ACT - 4 May 2020 by Roger
Aristida ramosa (Purple Wire Grass) at Latham, ACT - 26 Apr 2020 by MattM
Einadia nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Latham, ACT - 26 Apr 2020 by MattM
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Latham, ACT - 6 Apr 2020 by Roger
Ancita australis (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Latham, ACT - 6 Apr 2020 by Roger
Hednota species near grammellus (Pyralid or snout moth) at Latham, ACT - 6 Apr 2020 by Roger
Tapeigaster sp. (genus) (Fungus fly, Heteromyzid fly) at Latham, ACT - 3 Apr 2020 by Roger
Sciaridae sp. (family) (Black fungus gnat) at Latham, ACT - 3 Apr 2020 by Roger
Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Latham, ACT - 1 Apr 2020 by Roger
Ommatius sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Latham, ACT - 30 Mar 2020 by Roger
Habronestes bradleyi (Bradley's Ant-Eating Spider) at Latham, ACT - 28 Mar 2020 by Roger
Titinia tenuis (Titinia weevil) at Latham, ACT - 26 Mar 2020 by Roger
Putoniessa sp. (genus) (A leafhopper) at Latham, ACT - 26 Mar 2020 by Roger
Todiramphus sanctus (Sacred Kingfisher) at Latham, ACT - 25 Mar 2020 by Roger
Rhipidura rufifrons (Rufous Fantail) at Latham, ACT - 25 Mar 2020 by Roger
Chauliognathus tricolor (Tricolor soldier beetle) at Latham, ACT - 11 Mar 2020 by Roger
Spectrotrota fimbrialis (A Pyralid moth) at Latham, ACT - 10 Mar 2020 by tpreston
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Latham, ACT - 10 Mar 2020 by tpreston
Cheilanthes austrotenuifolia (Rock Fern) at Latham, ACT - 10 Mar 2020 by tpreston
Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Latham, ACT - 10 Mar 2020 by tpreston
Heteropternis obscurella (A grasshopper) at Latham, ACT - 10 Mar 2020 by tpreston
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Latham, ACT - 10 Mar 2020 by tpreston
Olearia tenuifolia (Narrow-leaved Daisybush) at Latham, ACT - 8 Jan 2019 by RWPurdie
Pultenaea subspicata (Low Bush-pea) at Latham, ACT - 30 Oct 2018 by LWenger
Hydromys chrysogaster (Rakali or Water Rat) at Latham, ACT - 20 Aug 2018 by Rosie
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Latham, ACT - 6 Feb 2016 by KShort

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 18 Jan 2021 10:50 AM Recorded on
  • Roger Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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