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A small, very active dark beetle commonly called Water Penny from family Psephenidae had a slightly dorso-ventrally flattened body. The elytra showed two narrow bands of pale specks. The pronotum which was the same colour as the elytra had a pair of short pale streaks on either side of midline arising from the posterior margin. The lateral margins had pale flecks. The elytra stopped short of the terminal abdominal segments. Head was small with relatively large closely placed eyes. Antennae were segmented.
Legs were thin with feeble tarsi.
Flew in towards the garden lights on a warm night and then disappeared under some wood.

( Please add Sclerocyphon sp.)

Date & Time

  2018-01-06 10:12 PM


  -37.898465 , 145.311559 : 137.119 m

Near Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia


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NS Observation No. 5A69C831ED2A89D02A0008C0
Created 2018-01-25 11:14 PM (about 2 years ago)
Created By Leuba Ridgway
Updated 2018-12-13 10:41 PM (over 1 year ago)
Updated By Leuba Ridgway
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