Wimm/Vic

Wimm/Vic

Posted on 01/28/2014


Photo taken on January 27, 2014


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Australia
Victoria
Coleoptera
Wimmera
Lymexylidae
Atractocerus
Ship-timber Beetle


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Atractocerus species (Ship-timber Beetle)

Atractocerus species (Ship-timber Beetle)
This is another sighting that has caused some excitement! This image was sent to the Senior Curator of Entomology at Museum Victoria for correct identification, who noted he's only seen a live specimen in the Cape York Peninsula.

I had two or three on the sheet last night.

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Tony James
Tony James
What a strange beetle. It's almost like it didn't want to give up the larval form when adult!
3 years ago.
Wimm/Vic
Wimm/Vic
Tony, I would have not thought to look for it in Coleoptera. Apparently, it was a very rare sighting.
3 years ago.