Chauliognathus lugubris

Plague Soldier Beetle at Hawker, ACT

Chauliognathus lugubris at Hawker, ACT - 5 Feb 2023
Chauliognathus lugubris at Hawker, ACT - 5 Feb 2023
Chauliognathus lugubris at Hawker, ACT - 5 Feb 2023
Chauliognathus lugubris at Hawker, ACT - 5 Feb 2023
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Chauliognathus lugubris 5 Feb 2023 AlisonMilton

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We were in the same area yesterday (dog exercises) and there were only a few. Today they were everywhere: on the table and seats, grass and hundreds flying in he air above us. The Eucalypt leaves above our heads were probably covered in them.

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Paropsis atomaria (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Hawker, ACT - 26 Dec 2022 by AlisonMilton
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) erythrurum at Hawker, ACT - 26 Dec 2022 by AlisonMilton
Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Hawker, ACT - 26 Dec 2022 by AlisonMilton
Pterygophorus cinctus (Bottlebrush sawfly) at Hawker, ACT - 26 Dec 2022 by AlisonMilton
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Paropsis pictipennis (Tea-tree button beetle) at Hawker, ACT - 26 Dec 2022 by AlisonMilton
Opisthoncus sexmaculatus (Six-marked jumping spider) at Hawker, ACT - 27 Nov 2022 by AlisonMilton
Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Hawker, ACT - 27 Nov 2022 by AlisonMilton
Eleale simplex (Clerid beetle) at Hawker, ACT - 27 Nov 2022 by AlisonMilton
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Porrostoma rhipidium (Long-nosed Lycid (Net-winged) beetle) at Hawker, ACT - 27 Nov 2022 by AlisonMilton
Bibio imitator (Garden maggot) at Hawker, ACT - 27 Nov 2022 by AlisonMilton
Odontomyia opertanea (A soldier fly) at Hawker, ACT - 27 Nov 2022 by AlisonMilton
Paropsisterna beata (Blessed Leaf Beetle) at Hawker, ACT - 27 Nov 2022 by AlisonMilton
Paropsisterna beata (Blessed Leaf Beetle) at Hawker, ACT - 27 Nov 2022 by AlisonMilton
Paropsis pictipennis (Tea-tree button beetle) at Hawker, ACT - 27 Jan 2022 by AlisonMilton
Callidemum hypochalceum (Hop-bush leaf beetle) at Hawker, ACT - 27 Jan 2022 by AlisonMilton
Polistes (Polistes) chinensis (Asian paper wasp) at Hawker, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by AlisonMilton
Amorbus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Tip bug) at Hawker, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by AlisonMilton
Rayieria acaciae (Acacia-spotting bug) at Hawker, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by AlisonMilton
Geometridae (family) IMMATURE (Unidentified IMMATURE Geometer moths) at Hawker, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by AlisonMilton
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Macrobathra desmotoma ( A Cosmet moth) at Hawker, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by AlisonMilton
Geometridae (family) IMMATURE (Unidentified IMMATURE Geometer moths) at Hawker, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by AlisonMilton
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Sighting information

  • 1,001 - 10,000 Abundance
  • 5 Feb 2023 09:46 AM Recorded on
  • AlisonMilton Recorded by

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

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