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Long nosed lycid beetle

Metriorrhynchus rhipidius

Description:

3cm flying beetle with red-brown wing cases and black everything else, long feathery feelers and long proboscis.

Habitat:

Temperate Australian forests and gardens.

Notes:

Clumsy flyer.

2 Species ID Suggestions

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago
Long nosed lycid beetle
Metriorrhynchus rhipidius http://www.oocities.org/brisbane_beetles/LongNosedLycid.htm
Ashish
Ashish 8 years ago
Red shouldered Netwinged Beetle
Porrostoma rhipidium Porrostoma (Porrostoma) rhipidium | Atlas of Living Australia


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6 Comments

brainpunk
brainpunk 8 years ago

This one has no orange or red on thorax, black only, so I'm thinking long nosed..

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

There are many lycid beetles. Your one may be the long nosed lycid beetle, and you certainly have an excellent image of the nose. Orange shouldered lycid has orange edged on the thorax. Here are the two; what do you think?
http://www.oocities.org/brisbane_beetles...
http://www.oocities.org/brisbane_beetles...

brainpunk
brainpunk 8 years ago

Thanks :) but this guy wasn't small and he flew slowly and clumsily.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

Ashish, I think you are right in the ID

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Lycidae family members are very unstable and small to spot... Very fantastic spotting...Great job Brian...!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Netwing beetle

brainpunk
Spotted by
brainpunk

2640, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Nov 25, 2012
Submitted on Nov 25, 2012

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