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This beetle would have been about 25 mm long with mostly black elytra and thorax. The body was covered with short stiff white setae which gave the beetle a mottled look. The apices of the elytra had bands of brown, white and black. The thorax tapered posteriorly. On the head was a crown shaped ochre-coloured pattern. Eyes appeared large. Antennal segments had bristles all along and ends were feathery. Mouthparts appeared to point downwards.
Spotted under the bark of a eucalyptus tree - ? species.
A very active beetle which tried its best to get away and under undamaged bark. My thanks to bayucca for the ID. http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...