Chondropyga olliffiana

6 Olliff's flower scarab at suppressed

Chondropyga olliffiana at suppressed - 1 Feb 2024
Chondropyga olliffiana at suppressed - 1 Feb 2024
Chondropyga olliffiana at suppressed - 1 Feb 2024
Chondropyga olliffiana at suppressed - 1 Feb 2024
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Chondropyga olliffiana 1 Feb 2024 AlisonMilton
Unidentified 1 Feb 2024 LisaH

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Significant sighting

1 Feb 2024

First sighting for this region

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Impressive beetle!

5 comments

LisaH wrote:
   5 Feb 2024
Thank you!
AlisonMilton wrote:
   5 Feb 2024
@LisaH A new one for me too.
LisaH wrote:
   5 Feb 2024
@AlisonMilton Very exciting - from what I can find on ALA, this is the sixth record of the beetle? Or have I read that incorrectly?
HelenCross wrote:
   5 Feb 2024
Great photos! And definitely not a lot of images on the net! The only other one on NatureMapr was recorded on 20 January: https://southern-highlands.naturemapr.org/sightings/4546327. @KimberiRP can you shed a bit of light on this species?
LisaH wrote:
   5 Feb 2024
@HelenCross Thank you! There I was, wandering along, looking down and in my own world . . . For whatever reason, I looked up to see this amazing creature and managed to snap a few photos before it loudly buzzed away. I'd love to know more, thank you for asking

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