Orcus australasiae

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Mostly recorded in coastal areas of southern Australia.

Remarks: This beetle was seen in September. It was approximately 5 millimetres long.

References: Atlas of Living Australia  https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:c724fbec-09c1-4f9d-b3b8-e500468a208a#overview

Ladybirds of Australia  http://www.ento.csiro.au/biology/ladybirds/lucid/key/lucidKey/Media/Html/orcusAustralasiae1.htm

Identification courtesy of David Knowles.

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