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The following is a list of 65 species of beetles observed on the Pinnacle Nature Reserve. It includes both those positively identified to the exact species as well as those incompletely identified.

All species listed are native to the area.

Photos below were taken on the Reserve by Alison Milton


Common name Scientific name hover over image to see name
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Darkling beetles    
  A Darkling beetle Adelium porcatum Diphucrania leucosticta [White-flecked acacia jewel beetle]
  Honeybrown beetle Ecnolagria grandis
  A Pie-dish beetle Helea ovata
  A Darkling beetle Homotrysis cisteloides
  A Darkling beetle Meneristes australis
  A Pie-dish beetle Pterohelaeus laticollis
Jewel beetles  
  Hypoleucus jewel beetle Agrilus hypoleucus
  White-flecked acacia jewel beetle Diphucrania leucosticta
  Other unidentified jewel beetle Diphucrania sp.
  Other unidentified jewel beetle Melobasis sp.
Lady beetles  
  Transverse Ladybird Coccinella transversalis  
  Mealybug ladybird Cryptolaemus montrouzieri  
  Common Spotted Ladybird Harmonia conformis Calomela vittata [Acacia leaf beetle]
  Orange-spotted Ladybird Orcus australasiae
Leaf beetles  
  no common name Adoxia benallae
  no common name Aporocera (Aporocera) consors
  A case bearing leaf beetle Aporocera (Aporocera) haematodes
  no common name Cadmus luctuosus
  Acacia leaf beetle Calomela bartoni
  Acacia leaf beetle Calomela curtisi
  A leaf beetle Calomela maculicollis
  Acacia leaf beetle Calomela vittata
  Acacia leaf beetle Dicranosterna immaculata
  no common name Ditropidus pulchellus Paropsisterna fastidiosa [Eucalyptus leaf beetle]
  Eucalyptus leaf beetle Paropsis atomaria
  no common name Paropsis obsoleta
  Unidentified leaf beetle Paropsis sp. (tribe)
  Eucalyptus leaf beetle Paropsisterna fastidiosa
  A leaf beetle Paropsisterna hectica
  Eucalyptus leaf beetle Paropsisterna m-fusca
  Eucalyptus variegated leaf beetle Paropsisterna variicollis
  Oceanica leaf beetle Peltoschema oceanica
  no common name Peltoschema tetraspilota
  Unidentified flea beetle Alticini sp.  
  Unidentified acacia leaf beetle Calomela sp. Uracanthus triangularis [Triangular marked banksia longhorn beetle]
  Unidentified leaf beetle Chrysomelidae fam.
  Unidentified leaf beetle Ditropidus sp.
  Unidentified leaf beetle Galerucini sp.
  Unidentified leaf beetle Monolepta sp.
  Unidentified paropsine leaf beetle Paropsini sp.
  Unidentified leaf beetle Paropsis sp.
  Unidentified brown button beetle Trachymela sp.
Longhorn beetles  
  Dark-grey longicorn Ancita australis Chlorobapta frontalis [Flower scarab]
  Unidentified longhorn beetle Ancita sp.
  Jugosa longhorn beetle Brachytria jugosa
  Common eucalypt longicorn beetle Phoracantha semipunctata
  Unidentified longhorn beetle Rhytiphora sp.
  Triangular marked banksia longhorn beetle Uracanthus triangularis
Scarab beetles  
  Montane Christmas beetle Anoplognathus montanus
  Cashew beetle Anoplognathus pallidicollis
  Flower scarab Chlorobapta frontalis
  Fiddler Beetle Eupoecila australasiae
  Dimidiatus scarab beetle Heteronyx dimidiatus Rhinotia sp. [Unidentified Rhinotia weevil]
  Unidentified chafer beetle Liparetrus sp.
  Nectar scarab Phyllotocus rufipennis
  White-fringed weevil Naupactus leucoloma
  no common name Oxyops fasciculatus
  A belid weevil Rhinotia filiformis
  Lycid-mimic belid weevil, Slender Red Weevil Rhinotia haemoptera
  Unidentified Rhinotia weevil (3 species) Rhinotia sp. (genus)
Other beetles   Trigonodera sp. [Unidentified wedge-shaped beetle]
  Tricolor soldier beetle Chauliognathus tricolor
  Red and Blue Pollen Beetle Dicranolaius bellulus
Feather-horned beetle
Rhipicera (Agathorhipis) femorata
  Unidentified net-winged beetle Porrostoma sp.
  Unidentified wedge-shaped beetle Trigonodera sp.


For more photos from the Pinnacle and elsewhere in the ACT, follow this link to the Canberra Nature Map


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