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Lycid-mimic Pollen Beetle
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Chalcopterus Beetle III - Amarygmus sp.


This page contains information and pictures about Chalcopterus Beetles that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 20mm
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Found under bark of Eucalyptus during early summer and mid summer 2006 in Karawatha Park.
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They like to hide on a smooth gum tree trunk under loose barks.
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There are many similar looking species in this Chalcopteroides genus that are commonly found on, and under bark of Eucalyptus. They are all black with an iridescent sheen. One distinct feature of this genus is its head held vertically against its body.  
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We usually found those beetles resting on smooth bark gumtree. Sometimes found them under loose barks.   
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1. Chalcopteroides cyanopterus - Morwell National Park Online, 2005.
2. A guide to the Genera of Beetles of South Australia Part.5 - Matthews, E.G. 1987, plate 110. 
3. Chalcopteroides Strand, 1935 - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, 2007. 
4. A Guide to the Beetles of Australia - George Hangay and Paul Zborowski, CSIRO PUBLISHING April 2010, p178. 
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