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Selagis aurifera

4 Aurifera jewel beetle at suppressed

Selagis aurifera at suppressed - 20 Jan 2023
Selagis aurifera at suppressed - 20 Jan 2023
Selagis aurifera at suppressed - 20 Jan 2023
Selagis aurifera at suppressed - 20 Jan 2023
Selagis aurifera at suppressed - 20 Jan 2023
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Identification history

Selagis aurifera 20 Jan 2023 entom2
Unidentified 20 Jan 2023 HelenCross

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Significant sighting

21 Jan 2023

This species has only been recorded from a few locations in the Canberra Nature Map region and this is a new recorded location

2 comments

   21 Jan 2023
Great find, only the 8th sighting on Canberra Nature Map and you are just the third person to submit a sighting of this jewel beetle.
HelenCross wrote:
   22 Jan 2023
Thanks Matthew, I hope I see one again!

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 20 Jan 2023 03:31 PM Recorded on
  • HelenCross Recorded by

Additional information

  • Bursaria spinosa Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Feeding on nectar or pollen Insect behaviour on flower
  • True Pollinator Insect on Flower

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  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
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