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Anoplognathus chloropyrus

1 Green-tailed Christmas beetle at Pheasants Nest, NSW

Anoplognathus chloropyrus at Pheasants Nest, NSW - 5 Jan 2022
Anoplognathus chloropyrus at Pheasants Nest, NSW - 5 Jan 2022
Anoplognathus chloropyrus at Pheasants Nest, NSW - 5 Jan 2022
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Anoplognathus chloropyrus 5 Jan 2022 RogerF
Anoplognathus chloropyrus 5 Jan 2022 trevorpreston

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Beetles around service station.

3 comments

RogerF wrote:
   5 Jan 2022
Were they attracted to the lights?
   6 Jan 2022
I'm guessing so, most of them were dead, this one almost so, but I'm pleased to see any sign of them at this point.
RogerF wrote:
   6 Jan 2022
The wet summer would have favoured emergence. But populations are still recovering from years of drought.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 5 Abundance
  • 5 Jan 2022 10:23 AM Recorded on
  • trevorpreston Recorded by

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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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