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One banded longicorn

Obrida fascialis

Description:

Quite small at about 13mm long body. Initially I thought a type of jewel beetle but reviewing zooms showed Cerambycid features. Antennae show white bands towards the outer ends. Four front orange femurs two rear black.

Habitat:

Hiding in the dried remains of flowers (peeled away) on a shrub yet to be identified. Similar to pittosporum? Police Paddocks.

Notes:

family: CERAMBYCIDAE
subfamily: CERAMBYCINAE
tribe: Pytheini
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...

1 species ID suggestions

MartinL
MartinL 3 years ago
One banded flower longicorn
Obrida fascialis Sighting - BowerBird

3 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 3 years ago

The legs of ours are multicolored
This is the main difference.
My reference was 'lifeunseen' at the time.
I would expect they are the same species.
Quite prolific at the moment, in flowers of Bursaria.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Martin check Peter Chew's version... different species in Brisbane or just more sunburnt ? http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

You're a beetle encyclopedia Martin. Thanks so much.

MartinL
MartinL 3 years ago

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.95, Long: 145.25

Spotted on Jan 14, 2015
Submitted on Jan 14, 2015

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