Three-ribbed Lycid Beetle
S1, Female, ventral
Adelaide Hills
Red & Blue Flower Beetle
Male: dorsal
 
                      
Three-ribbed Lycid Beetle (Trichalus semicostatus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Net-winged Beetle (Lycidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Three-ribbed Lycid Beetle (Trichalus semicostatus)
This Photo:     🔍S2, Female, ventral🔎

Thank you Boris Büche for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
~7 to ~13mm long Females.
Boris said "Elytra with three complete ribs (costae), instead of four in Porrostoma, plus a short one near scutellum; costa closest to suture bent outwards in anteriour fourth, giving space for extra interval."

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.