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The following is a list of 88 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   Helea ovata [A Pie-dish beetle]
  A Darkling beetle Adelium porcatum
  Honeybrown beetle Ecnolagria grandis
  A Pie-dish beetle Helea ovata
  A Darkling beetle Homotrysis cisteloides
  A Darkling beetle Meneristes australis
  A Comb-clawed beetle Neocistela ovalis
  A Pie-dish beetle Pterohelaeus laticollis
  A Comb-clawed beetle Tanychilus sp. (genus)  
Jewel beetles   Diphucrania leucosticta [White-flecked acacia jewel beetle]
  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   Coccinella transversalis [Transverse Ladybird]
  Transverse Ladybird Coccinella transversalis
  Mealybug ladybird Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
  Common Spotted Ladybird Harmonia conformis
  Orange-spotted Ladybird Orcus australasiae
  Unidentifed Scymnodes Ladybird Scymnodes sp. (genus)
Leaf beetles    
  no common name Adoxia benallae  
  Unidentified flea beetle Alticini sp. (tribe) [2 species] Aporocera (Aporocera) consors [A leaf beetle]
  no common name Aporocera (Aporocera) consors
  no common name Aporocera (Aporocera) jocosa
  no common name Aporocera (Aporocera) speciosa
  Red-legged flea beetle Arsipoda holomelaena
  A leaf beetle Cadmus (Brachycaulus) ferrugineus
  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 Calomela vittata [Acacia leaf beetle]
  Acacia leaf beetle Calomela sp.
  Acacia leaf beetle Dicranosterna immaculata
  A leaf beetle Ditropidus pulchellus
  Unidentified leaf beetle Ditropidus sp. [2 species]
  A leaf beetle Monolepta froggatti
  Unidentified leaf beetle Monolepta sp. (genus)
  A paropsine leaf beetle Paropsini sp. (tribe)
  Eucalyptus leaf beetle Paropsis atomaria
  no common name Paropsis obsoleta  
  Unidentified leaf beetle Paropsis sp. (genus) Paropsisterna fastidiosa [Eucalyptus leaf beetle]
  Eucalyptus leaf beetle Paropsisterna fastidiosa
  A leaf beetle Paropsisterna hectica
  Eucalyptus leaf beetle Paropsisterna m-fusca
  Eucalyptus variegated leaf beetle Paropsisterna variicollis
  Unidentified leaf beetle Paropsisterna sp. (genus)
  Oceanica leaf beetle Peltoschema oceanica
  no common name Peltoschema tetraspilota
  no common name Rhyparida halticoides  
  Unidentified brown button beetle Trachymela sp.  
Longhorn beetles   Uracanthus triangularis [Triangular marked banksia longhorn beetle]
  A longhorn beetle Ancita marginicollis
  Unidentified longhorn beetle Ancita sp. [2 species]
  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    
  Green-tailed Christmas beetle Anoplognathus chloropyrus  
  Montane Christmas beetle Anoplognathus montanus Chlorobapta frontalis [Flower scarab]
  Cashew beetle Anoplognathus pallidicollis
  Flower scarab Chlorobapta frontalis
  Fiddler Beetle Eupoecila australasiae
  Dimidiatus scarab beetle Heteronyx dimidiatus
  Unidentified chafer beetle Liparetrus discipennis
  Unidentified chafer beetle Liparetrus sp. (genus)
  Spotted Flower Chafer Neorrhina punctata
  A Nectar scarab Phyllotocus macleayi
  A Nectar scarab Phyllotocus rufipennis  
Weevils   Rhinotia sp. [Unidentified Rhinotia weevil]
  Botany Bay weevil Chrysolopus spectabilis
  White-fringed weevil Naupactus leucoloma
  no common name Oxyops fasciculatus
  Unidentified Rhinaria weevil Rhinaria sp. (genus)
  A belid weevil Rhinotia adelaidae
  A belid weevil Rhinotia filiformis
  Lycid-mimic belid weevil, Slender Red Weevil Rhinotia haemoptera
  Unidentified Rhinotia weevil (2 species) Rhinotia sp. (genus)
Other beetles    
  Tricolor soldier beetle Chauliognathus tricolor  
  Red and Blue Pollen Beetle Dicranolaius bellulus Trigonodera sp. [Unidentified wedge-shaped beetle]
  False click beetle Eucnemidae sp. (family)
  False click beetle Hemiopsida sp. (genus)
  Pintail or tumbling flower beetle Mordella dumbrelli
  Unidentified Pintail or tumbling flower beetle Mordella sp. (genus)
  Unidentified Pintail or tumbling flower beetle Mordellidae sp. (family)
  A Clerid beetle Phlogistus sp. (genus)
  Long-nosed Lycid (net-winged) beetle Porrostoma rhipidium
  Feather-horned beetle Rhipicera (Agathorhipis) femorata
  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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