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Softwing flower beetle

Carphurus sp.


About 12mm long. Fairly inactive maybe due to an unusually cold day.


In a local nature reserve on the leaves of Acacia dealbata (silver wattle)


Visually similar to rove beetles (Staphylinidae) but these are a different family (Melyridae).

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Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Narre Warren East, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 5, 2020
Submitted on Nov 7, 2020

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