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Mordellidae sp. (family)

Unidentified pintail or tumbling flower beetle at Watson, ACT

Mordellidae sp. (family) at Watson, ACT - 8 Jan 2023
Mordellidae sp. (family) at Watson, ACT - 8 Jan 2023
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Identification history

Mordellidae sp. (family) 8 Jan 2023 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 8 Jan 2023 abread111

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probably also a pollinator, flew from head to head and only on heads with open flowers, not on those still with unopened flowers

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Veronica persica (Creeping Speedwell) at Watson, ACT - 1 Sep 2023 by abread111 Ardices canescens (Dark-spotted Tiger Moth) at Watson, ACT - 25 Aug 2023 by abread111 Chondropyga dorsalis (Cowboy beetle) at Watson, ACT - 2 Apr 2023 by abread111 Inopus rubriceps (Sugarcane Soldier Fly) at Watson, ACT - 2 Apr 2023 by abread111 Siphanta acuta (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Watson, ACT - 2 Apr 2023 by abread111 Australomisidia pilula (Lozenge-shaped Flower Spider) at Watson, ACT - 1 Apr 2023 by abread111 Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Watson, ACT - 1 Apr 2023 by abread111 Cruentomycena viscidocruenta (Ruby Mycena) at Watson, ACT - 1 Apr 2023 by abread111 Dianella tarda (Late-flower Flax-lily) at Watson, ACT - 29 Mar 2023 by abread111 Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail, Large Citrus Butterfly) at Watson, ACT - 25 Mar 2023 by abread111 Pterygophorus cinctus (Bottlebrush sawfly) at Watson, ACT - 4 Mar 2023 by abread111 Pseudococcidae sp. (family) (A mealybug) at Watson, ACT - 22 Feb 2023 by abread111 Plebs bradleyi (Enamelled spider) at Watson, ACT - 14 Feb 2023 by abread111 Anzora unicolor (Grey Planthopper) at Watson, ACT - 9 Feb 2023 by abread111 Conocephalomima barameda (False Meadow Katydid, Barameda) at Watson, ACT - 8 Jan 2023 by abread111 Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Watson, ACT - 8 Jan 2023 by abread111 Dianella tarda (Late-flower Flax-lily) at Watson, ACT - 5 Jan 2023 by abread111 Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Watson, ACT - 3 Jan 2023 by abread111 Syrphini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified syrphine hover fly) at Watson, ACT - 11 Dec 2022 by abread111 Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Watson, ACT - 11 Dec 2022 by abread111 Euchiton japonicus (Creeping Cudweed) at Watson, ACT - 6 Nov 2022 by abread111 Galium murale (Small Bedstraw) at Watson, ACT - 4 Nov 2022 by abread111 Capusa (genus) (Wedge moth) at Watson, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by abread111 Pittosporum tenuifolium (Kohuhu) at Watson, ACT - 12 Oct 2022 by abread111 Tebenna micalis (Small Thistle Moth) at Watson, ACT - 12 Oct 2022 by abread111 Agrocybe praecox group at Watson, ACT - 12 Oct 2022 by abread111 Marchantia sp. (genus) (A Liverwort) at Watson, ACT - 12 Oct 2022 by abread111 Vulpia bromoides (Squirrel-tail Fescue, Hair Grass) at Watson, ACT - 2 Oct 2022 by abread111 Berberis aquifolium (Oregon Grape) at Watson, ACT - 23 Sep 2022 by abread111 Pycnoporus coccineus (Scarlet Bracket) at Watson, ACT - 18 Sep 2022 by abread111 Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Watson, ACT - 5 Aug 2022 by abread111 Cotula australis (Common Cotula, Carrot Weed) at Watson, ACT - 14 Jul 2022 by abread111 Euphorbia maculata (Eyebane) at Watson, ACT - 14 Jul 2022 by abread111 Strepera graculina (Pied Currawong) at Watson, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by abread111 Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail) at Watson, ACT - 8 Jun 2022 by abread111 Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill Fungus) at Watson, ACT - 8 Jun 2022 by abread111 Stereum hirsutum (Hairy Curtain Crust) at Watson, ACT - 8 Jun 2022 by abread111 Parmeliaceae sp. (family) (A lichen family) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2022 by abread111 Funaria hygrometrica (Moss) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2022 by abread111 Marchantia sp. (genus) (A Liverwort) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2022 by abread111 Lunularia cruciata (A thallose liverwort) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2022 by abread111 Pycnoporus coccineus (Scarlet Bracket) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2022 by abread111 Peziza at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2022 by abread111 zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2022 by abread111 Geastrum tenuipes (An earthstar) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2022 by abread111 Cyathus olla at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2022 by abread111 Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Watson, ACT - 1 May 2022 by abread111 Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at Watson, ACT - 19 Jan 2022 by abread111 Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Watson, ACT - 11 Nov 2021 by abread111 Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Watson, ACT - 8 Nov 2021 by abread111 Eristalis tenax (Drone fly) at Watson, ACT - 8 Nov 2021 by abread111 Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Watson, ACT - 7 Nov 2021 by abread111 Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Watson, ACT - 31 Oct 2021 by abread111 Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Watson, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by abread111 Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Watson, ACT - 2 Mar 2021 by abread111 Geometridae (family) IMMATURE (Unidentified IMMATURE Geometer moths) at Watson, ACT - 13 Feb 2021 by abread111
Veronica persica (Creeping Speedwell) at Watson, ACT - 1 Sep 2023 by abread111
Ardices canescens (Dark-spotted Tiger Moth) at Watson, ACT - 25 Aug 2023 by abread111
Chondropyga dorsalis (Cowboy beetle) at Watson, ACT - 2 Apr 2023 by abread111
Inopus rubriceps (Sugarcane Soldier Fly) at Watson, ACT - 2 Apr 2023 by abread111
Siphanta acuta (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Watson, ACT - 2 Apr 2023 by abread111
Australomisidia pilula (Lozenge-shaped Flower Spider) at Watson, ACT - 1 Apr 2023 by abread111
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Watson, ACT - 1 Apr 2023 by abread111
Cruentomycena viscidocruenta (Ruby Mycena) at Watson, ACT - 1 Apr 2023 by abread111
Dianella tarda (Late-flower Flax-lily) at Watson, ACT - 29 Mar 2023 by abread111
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail, Large Citrus Butterfly) at Watson, ACT - 25 Mar 2023 by abread111
Pterygophorus cinctus (Bottlebrush sawfly) at Watson, ACT - 4 Mar 2023 by abread111
Pseudococcidae sp. (family) (A mealybug) at Watson, ACT - 22 Feb 2023 by abread111
Plebs bradleyi (Enamelled spider) at Watson, ACT - 14 Feb 2023 by abread111
Anzora unicolor (Grey Planthopper) at Watson, ACT - 9 Feb 2023 by abread111
Conocephalomima barameda (False Meadow Katydid, Barameda) at Watson, ACT - 8 Jan 2023 by abread111
Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Watson, ACT - 8 Jan 2023 by abread111
Dianella tarda (Late-flower Flax-lily) at Watson, ACT - 5 Jan 2023 by abread111
Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Watson, ACT - 3 Jan 2023 by abread111
Syrphini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified syrphine hover fly) at Watson, ACT - 11 Dec 2022 by abread111
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Watson, ACT - 11 Dec 2022 by abread111
Euchiton japonicus (Creeping Cudweed) at Watson, ACT - 6 Nov 2022 by abread111
Galium murale (Small Bedstraw) at Watson, ACT - 4 Nov 2022 by abread111
Capusa (genus) (Wedge moth) at Watson, ACT - 26 Oct 2022 by abread111
Pittosporum tenuifolium (Kohuhu) at Watson, ACT - 12 Oct 2022 by abread111
Tebenna micalis (Small Thistle Moth) at Watson, ACT - 12 Oct 2022 by abread111
Agrocybe praecox group at Watson, ACT - 12 Oct 2022 by abread111
Marchantia sp. (genus) (A Liverwort) at Watson, ACT - 12 Oct 2022 by abread111
Vulpia bromoides (Squirrel-tail Fescue, Hair Grass) at Watson, ACT - 2 Oct 2022 by abread111
Berberis aquifolium (Oregon Grape) at Watson, ACT - 23 Sep 2022 by abread111
Pycnoporus coccineus (Scarlet Bracket) at Watson, ACT - 18 Sep 2022 by abread111
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Watson, ACT - 5 Aug 2022 by abread111
Cotula australis (Common Cotula, Carrot Weed) at Watson, ACT - 14 Jul 2022 by abread111
Euphorbia maculata (Eyebane) at Watson, ACT - 14 Jul 2022 by abread111
Strepera graculina (Pied Currawong) at Watson, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by abread111
Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail) at Watson, ACT - 8 Jun 2022 by abread111
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill Fungus) at Watson, ACT - 8 Jun 2022 by abread111
Stereum hirsutum (Hairy Curtain Crust) at Watson, ACT - 8 Jun 2022 by abread111
Parmeliaceae sp. (family) (A lichen family) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2022 by abread111
Funaria hygrometrica (Moss) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2022 by abread111
Marchantia sp. (genus) (A Liverwort) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2022 by abread111
Lunularia cruciata (A thallose liverwort) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2022 by abread111
Pycnoporus coccineus (Scarlet Bracket) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2022 by abread111
Peziza at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2022 by abread111
zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2022 by abread111
Geastrum tenuipes (An earthstar) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2022 by abread111
Cyathus olla at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2022 by abread111
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Watson, ACT - 1 May 2022 by abread111
Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at Watson, ACT - 19 Jan 2022 by abread111
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Watson, ACT - 11 Nov 2021 by abread111
Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Watson, ACT - 8 Nov 2021 by abread111
Eristalis tenax (Drone fly) at Watson, ACT - 8 Nov 2021 by abread111
Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Watson, ACT - 7 Nov 2021 by abread111
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Watson, ACT - 31 Oct 2021 by abread111
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Watson, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by abread111
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Watson, ACT - 2 Mar 2021 by abread111
Geometridae (family) IMMATURE (Unidentified IMMATURE Geometer moths) at Watson, ACT - 13 Feb 2021 by abread111

Location information

Species information

  • Mordellidae sp. (family) Scientific name
  • Unidentified pintail or tumbling flower beetle Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 8 Jan 2023 03:00 PM Recorded on
  • abread111 Recorded by

Additional information

  • Cassinia cauliflower bush Associated plant
  • Less than 5mm Animal size
  • Unknown Gender
  • Alive / healthy Animal health
  • Feeding on nectar or pollen Insect behaviour on flower
  • True Pollinator Insect on Flower

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