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This beautiful beetle is black with green dots and patterns. It's just over 2cm in length & has a distinct snout which it uses to chew holes in plants for food and to make egg chambers. When disturbed it may play dead.
Heathlands, woodlands, dry sclerophyll forests and urban areas of Eastern mainland Australia. They mainly feed on Wattle trees (Acacia sp.)
This beetle is very special , being the first insect to be formally described on Captain Cooks maiden voyage to Australia.