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Description

A black wedge-shaped beetle about 15 mm long with white specks on elytra and dramatically flabellate antennae. Legs were a deep brown with black colouring at the femoral and tibial joint. A slightly humped scutellum and head were also black.
Spotted on a young eucalyptus tree in a small reserve.
The larvae are ecto-and endoparasitic on other insect larvae, possibly of cicada.
Commonly called feather-horned beetle.

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Date & Time

  2018-03-13 11:27 AM

Location

  -37.222937 , 145.407019 : 211.23 m

Near Yea VIC 3717, Australia

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Cathy Powers and Mark Ridgway starred this.

  1. David Francis  See https://natureshare.org.au/observations?species=Rhipicera+%28Agathorhipis%29+femorata Already in database.

    Reply • 30 Mar

  2. Leuba Ridgway  Thank you David. Sorry, don't know how I missed it.

    Reply • 30 Mar




NS Observation No. 5ABE0FD5ED2A896BAF008A07
Created 2018-03-30 09:31 PM (3 months ago)
Created By Leuba Ridgway
Updated 2018-03-31 09:42 PM (3 months ago)
Updated By Leuba Ridgway
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