Record (Lizard Island Field Guide)

Record details

species: Lomaptera australis
Observed by Anne Hoggett
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 07:00:00

Location details

  • Lizard Island, Queensland

  • LIRS, Warman House

Details about the specimens

  • 100 specimens. (accurate to within 50)
  • specimens alive at end of the observation process.
  • specimens left in natural environment.
  • The record does not indicate whether reproduction was occurring.

A huge number of Lomaptera appeared suddenly in Terminalia arenicola trees about one week after the first decent rain of the wet seas (i.e. on about 10 Jan 2015). They were mixed with many shiny brown beetles of similar size, as yet unphotographed and unidentified.

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