Notched-leg Red & Blue Flower Beetle
S3, Female: ventral
Wrinkled-wing Flower Beetle
S1, Male, profile
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Soft-winged Flower Beetle (Melyridae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Wrinkled-wing Flower Beetle (Dicranolaius rugulipennis)|
|This Photo:||S1, Male, dorsal|
|Other names:||Pollen Beetle or Red and Blue Flower Beetle|
Thank you Boris Büche for identifying and Gabriele Franzini for helping with the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
1st Live Photo on-line
2nd Record in SA on Atlas:
We thought this was D. bellulus but Boris indicated the pattern of red & blue are important, and this has the wrong pattern.
Boris then said (in relation to the pronotum pattern/marks) "Marks may take about half of pronotum; half of anteriour legs yellowish, etc."