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Anoplognathus chloropyrus

9 Green-tailed Christmas beetle at Higgins, ACT

Anoplognathus chloropyrus at Higgins, ACT - 12 Jan 2023
Anoplognathus chloropyrus at Higgins, ACT - 12 Jan 2023
Anoplognathus chloropyrus at Higgins, ACT - 12 Jan 2023
Anoplognathus chloropyrus at Higgins, ACT - 12 Jan 2023
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Identification history

Anoplognathus chloropyrus 13 Jan 2023 AlisonMilton

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User's notes

I estimate 500-600. At least 200 on one tree and lots more on all nearby trees.

4 comments

   13 Jan 2023
A bit like the good old days.
michaelb wrote:
   13 Jan 2023
Hi @brunonia you would be pleased to see this approx 500 !
HelenCross wrote:
   13 Jan 2023
Wow, that's a good number
HelenWay wrote:
   14 Jan 2023
Fantastic sighting Alison!

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Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Higgins, ACT - 29 Nov 2021 by AlisonMilton Paropsisterna sp. ("Ch11" of DeLittle 1979) (A leaf beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 29 Nov 2021 by AlisonMilton Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 24 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton Cadmus (Cadmus) litigiosus (Leaf beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton Sphallomorpha ruficollis (A ground beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton Eurymeloides punctata (Gumtree hopper) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton Gonipterus pulverulentus (Eucalyptus weevil) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton Isopeda sp. (genus) (Huntsman Spider) at Higgins, ACT - 11 Jan 2020 by AlisonMilton Sparassidae sp. (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at Higgins, ACT - 11 Jan 2020 by AlisonMilton Crematogaster sp. (genus) (Acrobat ant, Cocktail ant) at Higgins, ACT - 11 Jan 2020 by AlisonMilton Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Higgins, ACT - 30 Mar 2019 by AlisonMilton Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 30 Mar 2019 by AlisonMilton Tachinidae (family) (Unidentified Bristle fly) at Higgins, ACT - 30 Mar 2019 by AlisonMilton
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Higgins, ACT - 29 Nov 2021 by AlisonMilton
Paropsisterna sp. ("Ch11" of DeLittle 1979) (A leaf beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 29 Nov 2021 by AlisonMilton
Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 24 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Cadmus (Cadmus) litigiosus (Leaf beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Sphallomorpha ruficollis (A ground beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Eurymeloides punctata (Gumtree hopper) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Gonipterus pulverulentus (Eucalyptus weevil) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton
Isopeda sp. (genus) (Huntsman Spider) at Higgins, ACT - 11 Jan 2020 by AlisonMilton
Sparassidae sp. (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at Higgins, ACT - 11 Jan 2020 by AlisonMilton
Crematogaster sp. (genus) (Acrobat ant, Cocktail ant) at Higgins, ACT - 11 Jan 2020 by AlisonMilton
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Higgins, ACT - 30 Mar 2019 by AlisonMilton
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 30 Mar 2019 by AlisonMilton
Tachinidae (family) (Unidentified Bristle fly) at Higgins, ACT - 30 Mar 2019 by AlisonMilton

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 500 Abundance
  • 12 Jan 2023 04:11 PM Recorded on
  • AlisonMilton Recorded by

Additional information

  • Eucalyptus Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Mixed Gender
  • Breeding behaviour Breeding behaviour
  • Alive / healthy Animal health

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