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Chauliognathus lugubris

Plague Soldier Beetle at Penrose, NSW

Chauliognathus lugubris at Penrose, NSW - 16 Nov 2021
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Identification history

Chauliognathus lugubris 17 Nov 2021 RogerF
Chauliognathus lugubris 17 Nov 2021 Aussiegall

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I understand why they are called plague Soldier Beetles, they are everywhere at the moment.

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Nearby sightings

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Pergidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Sawfly) at Penrose, NSW - 15 Oct 2021 by Aussiegall Amperea xiphoclada (Broom Spurge) at Penrose, NSW - 8 Oct 2021 by Aussiegall Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood) at Penrose, NSW - 26 Aug 2021 by Aussiegall Kennedia prostrata (Running Postman) at Penrose, NSW - 26 Aug 2021 by Aussiegall Acacia rubida (Red-leaved Wattle) at Penrose, NSW - 15 Aug 2021 by Aussiegall Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Penrose, NSW - 19 Jul 2021 by Aussiegall Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Penrose, NSW - 15 Jul 2021 by Aussiegall Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Penrose, NSW - 27 Oct 2020 by Aussiegall Hybanthus monopetalus (Slender Violet) at Penrose, NSW - 6 Oct 2020 by Aussiegall Prostanthera incana (Velvet Mint-bush) at Penrose, NSW - 29 Sep 2020 by Aussiegall Omphalotus nidiformis (Ghost Fungus) at Penrose, NSW - 15 Apr 2020 by Aussiegall Limnodynastes dumerilii (Eastern Banjo Frog) at Penrose, NSW - 14 Apr 2020 by Aussiegall Omphalotus nidiformis (Ghost Fungus) at Penrose, NSW - 5 Apr 2020 by Aussiegall Omphalotus nidiformis (Ghost Fungus) at Penrose, NSW - 3 Apr 2020 by Aussiegall Petauroides volans (Greater Glider) at Penrose, NSW - 23 Feb 2020 by Aussiegall Petauroides volans (Greater Glider) at Penrose, NSW - 8 Dec 2019 by Aussiegall
Pergidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Sawfly) at Penrose, NSW - 15 Oct 2021 by Aussiegall
Amperea xiphoclada (Broom Spurge) at Penrose, NSW - 8 Oct 2021 by Aussiegall
Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood) at Penrose, NSW - 26 Aug 2021 by Aussiegall
Kennedia prostrata (Running Postman) at Penrose, NSW - 26 Aug 2021 by Aussiegall
Acacia rubida (Red-leaved Wattle) at Penrose, NSW - 15 Aug 2021 by Aussiegall
Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Penrose, NSW - 19 Jul 2021 by Aussiegall
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Penrose, NSW - 15 Jul 2021 by Aussiegall
Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Penrose, NSW - 27 Oct 2020 by Aussiegall
Hybanthus monopetalus (Slender Violet) at Penrose, NSW - 6 Oct 2020 by Aussiegall
Prostanthera incana (Velvet Mint-bush) at Penrose, NSW - 29 Sep 2020 by Aussiegall
Omphalotus nidiformis (Ghost Fungus) at Penrose, NSW - 15 Apr 2020 by Aussiegall
Limnodynastes dumerilii (Eastern Banjo Frog) at Penrose, NSW - 14 Apr 2020 by Aussiegall
Omphalotus nidiformis (Ghost Fungus) at Penrose, NSW - 5 Apr 2020 by Aussiegall
Omphalotus nidiformis (Ghost Fungus) at Penrose, NSW - 3 Apr 2020 by Aussiegall
Petauroides volans (Greater Glider) at Penrose, NSW - 23 Feb 2020 by Aussiegall
Petauroides volans (Greater Glider) at Penrose, NSW - 8 Dec 2019 by Aussiegall

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 16 Nov 2021 02:16 PM Recorded on
  • Aussiegall Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Unknown Gender

Record quality

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  • More than one media file
  • Confirmed by an expert moderator
  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
  • GPS evidence of location
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