Alice Springs Fauna •

Alice Springs BeetlesBisallardiana sp Blaps polychresta Bolboceratidae Calolampra sp Calosoma oceanicum Carphurus (Soft-winged Flower Beetle) Chalcophorotaenia Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird) Chlorobapta frontalis Eretes australis (Padded Diving Beetle) Hydrophilus brevispina Lepidiota Merimna atrata Neospades sp Pachydissus (Longhorn Beetles) Paropsisterna laesa (Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle) Phoracantha punctata (Longhorn Beetle) Phorticosomus sp Prioninae subfamily Protaetia fusca (Mottled Flower Scarab) Pterohelaeus sp (Blue Pie-dish Beetles) Pycnoscelus sp

Alice Springs has a great diversity of insects commonly known as Beetles, that form the order Coleoptera, in the superorder Endopterygota. Their front pair of wings are hardened into wing-cases, elytra, distinguishing them from most other insects.

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Bisallardiana sp (Flower Chafer Beetle), Alice Springs NT
Bisallardiana sp (Flower Chafer Beetle)
Blaps polychresta (Egyptian Beetle), Alice Springs NT
Blaps polychresta (Egyptian Beetle)
Family: Bolboceratidae beetle, Alice Springs NT
Bolboceratidae Beetle family (subfamily Scarabaeoidea)
Calolampra sp (Bark Cockroach), Alice Springs NT
Calolampra sp (Bark Cockroach)
Calosoma (Australodrepa) oceanicum, Alice Springs NT © Dorothy Latimer
Calosoma (Australodrepa) oceanicum
Soft-winged Flower Beetle (genus Carphurus), Alice Springs NT
Carphurus (Soft-winged Flower Beetle)
Genus Chalcophorotaenia, Alice Springs NT
Chalcophorotaenia Beetle
Chlorobapta frontalis (Flower Beetle), Alice Springs NT
Chlorobapta frontalis (Flower Beetle)
Transverse Ladybird (Coccinella transversalis) on a Needlewood (Hakea leucoptera), Alice Springs NT
Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird)
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (Mealybug Destroyer Beetle), Alice Springs NT
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (Mealybug Destroyer Beetle)
Digitonthophagus gazella, Alice Springs NT
Digitonthophagus gazella
Eretes australis (subfamily Dytiscinae), Alice Springs NT
Eretes australis (subfamily Dytiscinae)
Pie-dish Beetle (Helea scaphiformis), member of Darkling Beetles (family Tenebrionidae), Alice Springs Sewage Ponds © Dorothy Latimer
Helea scaphiformis (Pie-dish Beetle)
Large Water Beetles - Hydrophilus (Hydrophilus) brevispina, Alice Springs NT
Hydrophilus (Hydrophilus) brevispina
Genus Lepidiota Beetle (family Scarabaeidae), Alice Springs NT
Lepidiota Beetle (family Scarabaeidae)
Snout Beetle (genus Lixus, family Curculionidae), Alice Springs NT
Lixus sp, family Curculionidae (Snout Beetle)
Merimna atrata, Alice Springs NT
Merimna atrata (family Buprestidae)
Neospades sp (possibly Neospades chrysopygia), Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Alice Springs NT
Neospades sp (possibly Neospades chrysopygia)
Longhorn Beetles (genus Pachydissus), Alice Springs NT
Pachydissus (Longhorn Beetles)
Paropsisterna laesa (Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle), Alice Springs NT
Paropsisterna laesa (Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle)
Phoracantha punctata (Longhorn Beetle), Alice Springs NT
Phoracantha punctata (Longhorn Beetle)
Phorticosomus sp, Alice Springs NT
Phorticosomus sp
family Cerambycidae, subfamily Prioninae, Alice Springs NT
Prioninae subfamily, (family Cerambycidae)
Mottled Flower Scarab (Protaetia fusca), Alice Springs, NT
Protaetia fusca (Mottled Flower Scarab)
Blue Pie-dish Beetle (Pterohelaeus sp), Alice Springs NT
Pterohelaeus sp (Blue Pie-dish Beetle)
Pycnoscelus sp, Cockroach, Alice Springs NT
Pycnoscelus sp

Longhorn Beetles (genus Pachydissus), Alice Springs NT
Longhorn Beetles (genus Pachydissus), Alice Springs NT

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Coleoptera
  • Suborder:
    • Adephaga
    • Archostemata
    • Myxophaga
    • Polyphaga
  • Family:
    • Apionidae
    • Brachyceridae
    • Cetoniidae

Footnote & References

  1. Coleoptera, Beetles, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/5c387616-0cb4-42f0-936e-7ec22d576939
  2. Beetles: Order Coleoptera, Australian Museum, https://australian.museum/learn/animals/insects/beetles-order-coleoptera/

Alice Springs BeetlesBisallardiana sp Blaps polychresta Bolboceratidae Calolampra sp Calosoma oceanicum Carphurus (Soft-winged Flower Beetle) Chalcophorotaenia Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird) Chlorobapta frontalis Eretes australis (Padded Diving Beetle) Hydrophilus brevispina Lepidiota Merimna atrata Neospades sp Pachydissus (Longhorn Beetles) Paropsisterna laesa (Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle) Phoracantha punctata (Longhorn Beetle) Phorticosomus sp Prioninae subfamily Protaetia fusca (Mottled Flower Scarab) Pterohelaeus sp (Blue Pie-dish Beetles) Pycnoscelus sp

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