Flower Beetle

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Flower Beetle

Unknown sp.


Undergoes complete metamorphosis with four distinct stages in the life cycle.


Details Description
Type
Invertebrate
Group
Insect - Beetle
Identifying Characteristics

Small beetle 10 mm or less in length. Elongated, oval shaped soft body.

Distinctive Markings

Often bicoloured, orange-red, yellow, blue or black.

Diet

Carnivore. Adults and larvae are carnivorous. Some adults feed on pollen.

Habitat

Found on the flowers of food plants.

Native Status
Native to Australia
Taxonomy
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Coleoptera
Family
Melyridae
Genus
Unknown
Species
sp.
Occurs throughout Australia.

Distribution maps indicate current and historic locations where species have been sighted.

Source: Atlas of Living Australia

Conservation Status
DEPI Advisory List
Not listed
FFG Act
Not listed
EPBC Act
Not listed

The conservation status of species is listed within Victoria and Australia.

The Department of Environment and Primary Industry (DEPI) Advisory List consists of non-statutory advisory lists of rare or threatened flora and fauna within Victoria.

The Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (FFG Act) lists threatened species in Victoria. Under the Act, an Action Statement is produced for each listed species.

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) is the Australian Government’s key piece of environmental legislation, listing nationally threatened native species and ecological communities.