Hesthesis plorator

1 A longhorn beetle at Gigerline Nature Reserve

Hesthesis plorator at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 30 Nov 2023
Hesthesis plorator at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 30 Nov 2023
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Identification history

Hesthesis plorator 1 Dec 2023 AlisonMilton
Hesthesis plorator 1 Dec 2023 Amata
Unidentified 1 Dec 2023 JaneR

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User's notes

Couldn't see if it was feeding on pollen. It was clambering over the flowers, and paused to clean off its face and antennae. Tea tree was flowering prolifically (the only one in the vicinity: others had barely 1 to 5 flowers) and was humming with insects.

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SimoneC wrote:
   1 Dec 2023
Nice wasp mimic

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  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 30 Nov 2023 03:25 PM Recorded on
  • JaneR Recorded by

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  • Leptospermum obovatum Associated plant
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size
  • True Pollinator Insect on Flower

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