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Melobasis propinqua

Propinqua jewel beetle at Cook, ACT

Melobasis propinqua at Cook, ACT - 16 Oct 2022
Melobasis propinqua at Cook, ACT - 16 Oct 2022
Melobasis propinqua at Cook, ACT - 16 Oct 2022
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Melobasis propinqua 17 Oct 2022 Harrisi
Melobasis propinqua 17 Oct 2022 Harrisi

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Rytidosperma laeve (Bare-backed Wallaby Grass) at Cook, ACT - 27 Jan 2023 by lbradley Bossiaea buxifolia (Matted Bossiaea) at Cook, ACT - 15 Jan 2023 by lbradley Therevidae sp. (family) (Unidentified stiletto fly) at Cook, ACT - 12 Jan 2023 by CathB Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) at Cook, ACT - 28 Dec 2022 by lbradley Eragrostis brownii (Common Love Grass) at Cook, ACT - 28 Dec 2022 by lbradley Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Yellow Slender Robber Fly) at Cook, ACT - 20 Dec 2022 by CathB Edusella sp. (genus) (A leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 14 Dec 2022 by CathB Prunus serotina (Black Cherry) at Cook, ACT - 6 Dec 2022 by lbradley Sidnia kinbergi (Australian crop mirid) at Cook, ACT - 1 Dec 2022 by CathB Cynosurus echinatus (Rough Dog's Tail Grass) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2022 by lbradley Pultenaea procumbens (Bush Pea) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2022 by lbradley Geranium solanderi (Native Geranium) at Cook, ACT - 25 Nov 2022 by lbradley Bromus diandrus (Great Brome) at Cook, ACT - 25 Nov 2022 by lbradley Hypericum gramineum (Small St Johns Wort) at Cook, ACT - 25 Nov 2022 by lbradley Cynoglossum australe (Australian Forget-me-not) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2022 by lbradley Centaurium erythraea (Common Centaury) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2022 by lbradley Pimelea curviflora var. sericea (Curved Riceflower) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2022 by lbradley Coronidium scorpioides (Button Everlasting) at Cook, ACT - 17 Nov 2022 by lbradley Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Cook, ACT - 17 Nov 2022 by lbradley Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Cook, ACT - 3 Nov 2022 by Harrisi Philobota xiphostola at Cook, ACT - 20 Oct 2022 by CathB Trichophthalma laetilinea (Tangled Vein Fly) at Cook, ACT - 18 Oct 2022 by CathB Calomela parilis (Leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 18 Oct 2022 by CathB Peltoschema basicollis (Leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 18 Oct 2022 by CathB Comesperma volubile (Love Creeper) at Cook, ACT - 9 Oct 2022 by drakes Leistomorpha brontoscopa (A concealer moth) at Cook, ACT - 3 Oct 2022 by Harrisi Tubifera ferruginosa (Raspberry Slime) at Cook, ACT - 3 Oct 2022 by CathB Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Cook, ACT - 18 Sep 2022 by MatthewFrawley Phalaris aquatica (Phalaris, Australian Canary Grass) at Cook, ACT - 21 Aug 2022 by lbradley Acacia gunnii (Ploughshare Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 19 Aug 2022 by lbradley Dianella revoluta var. revoluta (Black-Anther Flax Lily) at Cook, ACT - 16 Aug 2022 by lbradley Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Cook, ACT - 16 Aug 2022 by lbradley Monomachus antipodalis (A parasitic wasp) at Cook, ACT - 29 May 2022 by CathB Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Cook, ACT - 20 May 2022 by CathB Trichalus sp. (genus) (Net-winged beetle) at Cook, ACT - 22 Apr 2022 by CathB zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Cook, ACT - 10 Apr 2022 by drakes Epithymema incomposita (Chezela group) at Cook, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by CathB Ancita australis (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Cook, ACT - 27 Mar 2022 by CathB Paropsis variolosa (Variolosa leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 13 Mar 2022 by drakes Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Cook, ACT - 13 Mar 2022 by drakes Odontomyia sp. (genus) (Soldier fly) at Cook, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by CathB Ditropidus pulchellus (Leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 12 Feb 2022 by CathB Diphucrania sp. (genus) (Jewel Beetle) at Cook, ACT - 12 Feb 2022 by CathB Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Cook, ACT - 12 Feb 2022 by CathB Paropsis aspera (Eucalyptus Tortoise Beetle) at Cook, ACT - 9 Feb 2022 by CathB Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around spider) at Cook, ACT - 1 Feb 2022 by CathB Paropsisterna sp. (Ch11 of DeLittle 1979) (A leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by CathB Synalus angustus (Narrow crab spider) at Cook, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by CathB Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by CathB Coprinellus etc. (An Inkcap) at Cook, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by drakes Pararguda rufescens (Rufous Snout Moth) at Cook, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by CathB Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman) at Cook, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by CathB Trigonospila sp. (genus) (A Bristle Fly) at Cook, ACT - 25 Jan 2022 by Roger Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's Ear, Flatweed) at Cook, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by drakes Genduara punctigera (Crexa Moth) at Cook, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by CathB Opodiphthera sp. (genus) (A gum moth) at Cook, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by CathB Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Cook, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by CathB Stenoptilia zophodactylus (Dowdy Plume Moth) at Cook, ACT - 6 Jan 2022 by drakes Senecio quadridentatus (Cotton Fireweed) at Cook, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by drakes Phoroncidia sextuberculata (Six-knobbed Phoroncidia) at Cook, ACT - 9 Dec 2021 by CathB Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Cook, ACT - 9 Dec 2021 by CathB Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes Pimelea curviflora (Curved Rice-flower) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes Verbascum virgatum (Green Mullein) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes Chaetophyes compacta (Tube spittlebug) at Cook, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by CathB Pimelea linifolia subsp. linifolia (Queen of the Bush, Slender Rice-flower) at Cook, ACT - 22 Nov 2021 by drakes Stylidium graminifolium (Grass Triggerplant) at Cook, ACT - 22 Nov 2021 by drakes Merimnetes oblongus (Radiata pine shoot weevil) at Cook, ACT - 21 Nov 2021 by CathB Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Cook, ACT - 17 Nov 2021 by CathB Torymidae (family) (Torymid wasp) at Cook, ACT - 3 Nov 2021 by CathB Simaethula sp. (genus) (A jumping spider) at Cook, ACT - 31 Oct 2021 by CathB Trichophthalma laetilinea (Tangled Vein Fly) at Cook, ACT - 21 Oct 2021 by CathB Schoenus apogon (Common Bog Sedge) at Cook, ACT - 14 Oct 2021 by drakes Dillwynia sericea (Egg And Bacon Peas) at Cook, ACT - 14 Oct 2021 by drakes Ocystola paulinella (A Concealer Moth) at Cook, ACT - 10 Oct 2021 by CathB Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Cook, ACT - 10 Oct 2021 by CathB Creophilus erythrocephalus (Devil's coach horse, Rove beetle) at Cook, ACT - 3 Oct 2021 by Harrisi Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Cook, ACT - 28 Sep 2021 by JVR Mollisa at Cook, ACT - 25 Aug 2021 by Heino1
Rytidosperma laeve (Bare-backed Wallaby Grass) at Cook, ACT - 27 Jan 2023 by lbradley
Bossiaea buxifolia (Matted Bossiaea) at Cook, ACT - 15 Jan 2023 by lbradley
Therevidae sp. (family) (Unidentified stiletto fly) at Cook, ACT - 12 Jan 2023 by CathB
Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) at Cook, ACT - 28 Dec 2022 by lbradley
Eragrostis brownii (Common Love Grass) at Cook, ACT - 28 Dec 2022 by lbradley
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Yellow Slender Robber Fly) at Cook, ACT - 20 Dec 2022 by CathB
Edusella sp. (genus) (A leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 14 Dec 2022 by CathB
Prunus serotina (Black Cherry) at Cook, ACT - 6 Dec 2022 by lbradley
Sidnia kinbergi (Australian crop mirid) at Cook, ACT - 1 Dec 2022 by CathB
Cynosurus echinatus (Rough Dog's Tail Grass) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2022 by lbradley
Pultenaea procumbens (Bush Pea) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2022 by lbradley
Geranium solanderi (Native Geranium) at Cook, ACT - 25 Nov 2022 by lbradley
Bromus diandrus (Great Brome) at Cook, ACT - 25 Nov 2022 by lbradley
Hypericum gramineum (Small St Johns Wort) at Cook, ACT - 25 Nov 2022 by lbradley
Cynoglossum australe (Australian Forget-me-not) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2022 by lbradley
Centaurium erythraea (Common Centaury) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2022 by lbradley
Pimelea curviflora var. sericea (Curved Riceflower) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2022 by lbradley
Coronidium scorpioides (Button Everlasting) at Cook, ACT - 17 Nov 2022 by lbradley
Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Cook, ACT - 17 Nov 2022 by lbradley
Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Cook, ACT - 3 Nov 2022 by Harrisi
Philobota xiphostola at Cook, ACT - 20 Oct 2022 by CathB
Trichophthalma laetilinea (Tangled Vein Fly) at Cook, ACT - 18 Oct 2022 by CathB
Calomela parilis (Leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 18 Oct 2022 by CathB
Peltoschema basicollis (Leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 18 Oct 2022 by CathB
Comesperma volubile (Love Creeper) at Cook, ACT - 9 Oct 2022 by drakes
Leistomorpha brontoscopa (A concealer moth) at Cook, ACT - 3 Oct 2022 by Harrisi
Tubifera ferruginosa (Raspberry Slime) at Cook, ACT - 3 Oct 2022 by CathB
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Cook, ACT - 18 Sep 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Phalaris aquatica (Phalaris, Australian Canary Grass) at Cook, ACT - 21 Aug 2022 by lbradley
Acacia gunnii (Ploughshare Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 19 Aug 2022 by lbradley
Dianella revoluta var. revoluta (Black-Anther Flax Lily) at Cook, ACT - 16 Aug 2022 by lbradley
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Cook, ACT - 16 Aug 2022 by lbradley
Monomachus antipodalis (A parasitic wasp) at Cook, ACT - 29 May 2022 by CathB
Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Cook, ACT - 20 May 2022 by CathB
Trichalus sp. (genus) (Net-winged beetle) at Cook, ACT - 22 Apr 2022 by CathB
zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Cook, ACT - 10 Apr 2022 by drakes
Epithymema incomposita (Chezela group) at Cook, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by CathB
Ancita australis (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Cook, ACT - 27 Mar 2022 by CathB
Paropsis variolosa (Variolosa leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 13 Mar 2022 by drakes
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Cook, ACT - 13 Mar 2022 by drakes
Odontomyia sp. (genus) (Soldier fly) at Cook, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by CathB
Ditropidus pulchellus (Leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 12 Feb 2022 by CathB
Diphucrania sp. (genus) (Jewel Beetle) at Cook, ACT - 12 Feb 2022 by CathB
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Cook, ACT - 12 Feb 2022 by CathB
Paropsis aspera (Eucalyptus Tortoise Beetle) at Cook, ACT - 9 Feb 2022 by CathB
Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around spider) at Cook, ACT - 1 Feb 2022 by CathB
Paropsisterna sp. (Ch11 of DeLittle 1979) (A leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by CathB
Synalus angustus (Narrow crab spider) at Cook, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by CathB
Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by CathB
Coprinellus etc. (An Inkcap) at Cook, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by drakes
Pararguda rufescens (Rufous Snout Moth) at Cook, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by CathB
Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman) at Cook, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by CathB
Trigonospila sp. (genus) (A Bristle Fly) at Cook, ACT - 25 Jan 2022 by Roger
Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's Ear, Flatweed) at Cook, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by drakes
Genduara punctigera (Crexa Moth) at Cook, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by CathB
Opodiphthera sp. (genus) (A gum moth) at Cook, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by CathB
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Cook, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by CathB
Stenoptilia zophodactylus (Dowdy Plume Moth) at Cook, ACT - 6 Jan 2022 by drakes
Senecio quadridentatus (Cotton Fireweed) at Cook, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by drakes
Phoroncidia sextuberculata (Six-knobbed Phoroncidia) at Cook, ACT - 9 Dec 2021 by CathB
Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Cook, ACT - 9 Dec 2021 by CathB
Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes
Pimelea curviflora (Curved Rice-flower) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes
Verbascum virgatum (Green Mullein) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes
Chaetophyes compacta (Tube spittlebug) at Cook, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by CathB
Pimelea linifolia subsp. linifolia (Queen of the Bush, Slender Rice-flower) at Cook, ACT - 22 Nov 2021 by drakes
Stylidium graminifolium (Grass Triggerplant) at Cook, ACT - 22 Nov 2021 by drakes
Merimnetes oblongus (Radiata pine shoot weevil) at Cook, ACT - 21 Nov 2021 by CathB
Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Cook, ACT - 17 Nov 2021 by CathB
Torymidae (family) (Torymid wasp) at Cook, ACT - 3 Nov 2021 by CathB
Simaethula sp. (genus) (A jumping spider) at Cook, ACT - 31 Oct 2021 by CathB
Trichophthalma laetilinea (Tangled Vein Fly) at Cook, ACT - 21 Oct 2021 by CathB
Schoenus apogon (Common Bog Sedge) at Cook, ACT - 14 Oct 2021 by drakes
Dillwynia sericea (Egg And Bacon Peas) at Cook, ACT - 14 Oct 2021 by drakes
Ocystola paulinella (A Concealer Moth) at Cook, ACT - 10 Oct 2021 by CathB
Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Cook, ACT - 10 Oct 2021 by CathB
Creophilus erythrocephalus (Devil's coach horse, Rove beetle) at Cook, ACT - 3 Oct 2021 by Harrisi
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Cook, ACT - 28 Sep 2021 by JVR
Mollisa at Cook, ACT - 25 Aug 2021 by Heino1

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 16 Oct 2022 03:02 PM Recorded on
  • Harrisi Recorded by

Additional information

  • Diuris sp. Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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  • Confirmed by an expert moderator
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