Distichocera fuliginosa




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  • Distichocera fuliginosa

    19 Nov 2014-38.0,145.4Mark Ridgway

    This beetle was exploring the stem of a small Kunzea shrub and, after some time, it stopped and began to 'wriggle'. She was laying reddish coloured eggs into a fault in the skin of the plant. About 40mm long body. This specimen with one red antenna and one mostly black. In a nature reserve adjacent to a large man-made reservoir. The male of this species is smaller and has very 'feathery' (lamellate) antennae.

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    1. David Francis  Distichocera fuliginosa added.

      Reply • 03 Mar 2015