Red and Blue Flower Beetle
Zebra Pintail Beetle
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Soft-winged Flower Beetle (Melyridae)|
|Species:||Red and Blue Flower Beetle (Dicranolaius sp)|
|Other name:||Pollen Beetle|
Thank you Thomas Mesaglio for helping with the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~5mm long. Males have a cup on their antennae near the base.
We thought this was Dicranolaius bellulus
Thomas said "lack of red elytral tips should eliminate bellulus"