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Selagis caloptera

5 Caloptera jewel beetle at suppressed

Selagis caloptera at suppressed - 4 Mar 2023
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Identification history

Selagis caloptera 6 Mar 2023 MarkH
Selagis caloptera 4 Mar 2023 AlisonMilton
Unidentified 4 Mar 2023 arjay

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entom2 wrote:
   4 Mar 2023
NB: it is actually form 'formosa' of caloptera but form 'formosa' deserves to be raised to species level. A revision of the genus is currently under way so I would expect this to be so raised. Cheers, Allen M. Sundholm.
MarkH wrote:
   4 Mar 2023
Agreed with Allen

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Species information

  • Selagis caloptera Scientific name
  • Caloptera jewel beetle Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 4 Mar 2023 12:01 PM Recorded on
  • arjay Recorded by

Additional information

  • Bursaria Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Alive / healthy Animal health
  • True Pollinator Insect on Flower

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