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Chalcopteroides columbinus

Rainbow darkling beetle at Mount Ainslie

Chalcopteroides columbinus at Mount Ainslie - 7 Apr 2021
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Identification history

Chalcopteroides columbinus 11 Apr 2021 KimPullen
Unidentified 7 Apr 2021 Ned_Johnston

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2 comments

KimPullen wrote:
   11 Apr 2021
Ned, was this specimen dead by any chance? It looks like Chalcopteroides columbinus, but the colour looks dull, perhaps faded.
   11 Apr 2021
I believe it was dead. It was unmoving on a tree trunk and I had suspected that that was the case but I wasn't certain.

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Diplopoda sp. (class) (Unidentified millipede) at Mount Ainslie - 7 Apr 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Scoparia oxygona (A Pyralid moth) at Mount Ainslie - 7 Apr 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback) at Mount Ainslie - 22 Oct 2020 by Rebeccaryanactgov
Echium plantagineum (Paterson's Curse) at Mount Ainslie - 12 Oct 2020 by SusanneG
Atriplex semibaccata (Creeping Saltbush) at Mount Ainslie - 7 Mar 2019 by MichaelMulvaney
Desmodium varians (Slender Tick-trefoil) at Mount Ainslie - 30 Nov 2016 by SilkeSma
Buglossoides arvensis (Sheepweed) at Mount Ainslie - 10 Oct 2016 by SilkeSma

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 7 Apr 2021 03:21 PM Recorded on
  • Ned_Johnston Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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