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This 20 mm long beetle looked very different to other ground beetles because of its flattened body and a thorax that is notched both anteriorly and posteriorly. Elytra showed fine parallel ridges and had a metallic sheen which reflected purple and teal colours. Legs were long had short spines.

These ground beetles are said to feed on caterpillars. They are strongly attracted to U-V emitting lights and can congregate in large numbers but do not stay in one place for long. They stay hidden during the day but are very active at night.

Date & Time

  2015-10-25 11:10 PM


  -37.89325 , 145.31111 : 129.002 m

Near Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia


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  1. David Francis  Leuba, Calosoma (Australodrepa) schayeri is in the database. David

    Reply • 07 Apr 2016

NS Observation No. 56FD0AC0ED2A89615500006E
Created 2016-03-31 10:40 PM (over 3 years ago)
Created By Leuba Ridgway
Updated 2016-05-06 11:34 AM (over 3 years ago)
Updated By Leuba Ridgway
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