Antimerus smaragdinus

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  • Antimerus smaragdinus

    16 Mar 2015-37.4,144.6David Francis

    One of the Rove Beetles which have short elytra leaving most of the abdomen exposed. Full-sized wings are folded up under the elytra. "Head, pronotum and elytra generally with metallic green or blue reflection; elytral surface between punctures very finely pitted; abdominal terga with vague elevation along midline (Distribution: southern New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania)" First record for the Macedon Ranges. Thanks to Nick Porch for the identification.