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Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae)Calomela ruficeps

Red-headed Acacia beetle at Berry, NSW

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Calomela ruficeps at Berry, NSW - 8 Oct 2019
Calomela ruficeps at Berry, NSW - 8 Oct 2019
Calomela ruficeps at Berry, NSW - 8 Oct 2019

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Better pictures of the same, and now there seem to be a lot more pairs present. Same seen on acacias several km away. Should I post those pictures as well, to give a separate location?

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(Scarab beetle) at Berry, NSW - 25 Dec 2019 by Andrejs Porphyrio porphyrio (Purple Swamphen) at Berry, NSW - 22 Dec 2019 by Andrejs Gallinago hardwickii (Latham's Snipe) at Berry, NSW - 22 Dec 2019 by Andrejs Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Berry, NSW - 22 Dec 2019 by Andrejs Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Berry, NSW - 21 Dec 2019 by Andrejs Hypotaenidia philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Berry, NSW - 20 Dec 2019 by Andrejs Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Berry, NSW - 19 Dec 2019 by Andrejs Platalea regia (Royal Spoonbill) at Berry, NSW - 18 Dec 2019 by Andrejs Cacatua sanguinea (Little Corella) at Berry, NSW - 17 Dec 2019 by Andrejs Rhipidura leucophrys (Willie Wagtail) at Berry, NSW - 17 Dec 2019 by Andrejs Streptopelia chinensis (Spotted Dove) at Berry, NSW - 12 Dec 2019 by Andrejs Stictonetta naevosa (Freckled Duck) at Berry, NSW - 11 Dec 2019 by Andrejs Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Berry, NSW - 5 Dec 2019 by Andrejs Gallinago hardwickii (Latham's Snipe) at Berry, NSW - 5 Dec 2019 by Andrejs Phyllotocus sp. 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(Giant Mealy Bug) at Berry, NSW - 28 Oct 2019 by Andrejs Agrotis infusa (Bogong Moth) at Berry, NSW - 25 Oct 2019 by Andrejs Elateridae (family) (Click Beetles) at Berry, NSW - 25 Oct 2019 by Andrejs Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at Berry, NSW - 25 Oct 2019 by Andrejs Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at Berry, NSW - 25 Oct 2019 by Andrejs Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Berry, NSW - 24 Oct 2019 by Andrejs Anas gracilis (Grey Teal) at Berry, NSW - 21 Oct 2019 by Andrejs Vanellus miles (Masked Lapwing) at Berry, NSW - 21 Oct 2019 by Andrejs Acrocephalus australis (Australian Reed-Warbler) at Berry, NSW - 21 Oct 2019 by Andrejs Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon) at Berry, NSW - 21 Oct 2019 by Andrejs Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at Berry, NSW - 19 Oct 2019 by Andrejs Trichoglossus haematodus (Rainbow Lorikeet) at Berry, NSW - 13 Oct 2019 by Andrejs Tachybaptus novaehollandiae (Australasian Grebe) at Berry, NSW - 13 Oct 2019 by Andrejs Sapromyza sp. (A lauxaniid fly) at Berry, NSW - 7 Oct 2019 by Andrejs Sapromyza sp. (A lauxaniid fly) at Berry, NSW - 7 Oct 2019 by Andrejs Calomela ruficeps (Red-headed Acacia beetle) at Berry, NSW - 7 Oct 2019 by Andrejs Epyaxa sodaliata (Epyaxa sodaliata) at Berry, NSW - 7 Oct 2019 by Andrejs Netelia sp. (Ichneumonid wasp) at Berry, NSW - 5 Oct 2019 by Andrejs Chelodina (Chelodina) longicollis (Eastern long-necked turtle) at Berry, NSW - 2 Oct 2019 by Andrejs Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-parrot) at Berry, NSW - 1 Oct 2019 by Andrejs Megachile sp. (Leafcutter, resin or mortar bee) at Berry, NSW - 28 Sep 2019 by Andrejs Hypotaenidia philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Berry, NSW - 15 Sep 2019 by Andrejs Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Berry, NSW - 10 Sep 2019 by Andrejs Gallirallus philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Berry, NSW - 20 Aug 2019 by Andrejs Siphanta sp. (genus) (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Berry, NSW - 18 Aug 2019 by Andrejs LYCOSIDAE (Wolf spider) at Berry, NSW - 16 Jul 2019 by Andrejs Litoria fallax (Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog) at Berry, NSW - 15 May 2019 by Andrejs TETTIGONIIDAE (Katydid) at Berry, NSW - 14 May 2019 by Andrejs Ropalidia plebeiana (Small brown paper wasp) at Berry, NSW - 14 May 2019 by Andrejs Lepidoscia sp. (Moth Lepidoscia) at Berry, NSW - 2 May 2019 by Andrejs Agaricus sp. (Agaricus) at Berry, NSW - 27 Apr 2019 by Andrejs Coprinus comatus (Lawyers Wig) at Berry, NSW - 27 Apr 2019 by Andrejs Coprinus comatus (Lawyers Wig) at Berry, NSW - 25 Apr 2019 by Andrejs Brunia replana (Lichen-eating Caterpillar) at Berry, NSW - 8 Apr 2019 by Andrejs Elhamma australasiae (Ghost moth) at Berry, NSW - 6 Apr 2019 by Andrejs Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrike-thrush) at Berry, NSW - 5 Apr 2019 by Andrejs Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Berry, NSW - 1 Apr 2019 by Andrejs Elhamma australasiae (Ghost moth) at Berry, NSW - 26 Mar 2019 by Andrejs Leptocneria reducta (White Cedar Moth) at Berry, NSW - 6 Mar 2019 by Andrejs Gallinago hardwickii (Latham's Snipe) at Berry, NSW - 20 Feb 2019 by Andrejs Porphyrio porphyrio (Purple Swamphen) at Berry, NSW - 19 Feb 2019 by Andrejs Pycnonotus jocosus (Red-whiskered Bulbul) at Berry, NSW - 10 Feb 2019 by Andrejs POMPILIDAE (Unidentified Spider wasp) at Berry, NSW - 7 Feb 2019 by Andrejs
Rhipidura albiscapa (Grey Fantail) at Berry, NSW - 7 Jul 2020 by Andrejs
Hypotaenidia philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Berry, NSW - 7 Jul 2020 by Andrejs
Aythya australis (Hardhead) at Berry, NSW - 7 Jun 2020 by Andrejs
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Berry, NSW - 7 Jun 2020 by Andrejs
Strepera graculina (Pied Currawong) at Berry, NSW - 29 Apr 2020 by Andrejs
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Berry, NSW - 29 Apr 2020 by Andrejs
ARANEIDAE (Unidentified Orb weaver) at Berry, NSW - 13 Apr 2020 by Andrejs
Clubiona sp. (Sac spider) at Berry, NSW - 9 Apr 2020 by Andrejs
Ropalidia plebeiana (Small brown paper wasp) at Berry, NSW - 6 Apr 2020 by Andrejs
Sericornis frontalis (White-browed Scrubwren) at Berry, NSW - 26 Mar 2020 by Andrejs
Elhamma australasiae (Ghost moth) at Berry, NSW - 24 Mar 2020 by Andrejs
Cygnus atratus (Black Swan) at Berry, NSW - 18 Mar 2020 by Andrejs
Adelium sp. (Darkling beetle) at Berry, NSW - 14 Mar 2020 by Andrejs
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Berry, NSW - 16 Feb 2020 by Andrejs
Alleculinae sp. (Subfamily) (Unidentified Comb-clawed beetle) at Berry, NSW - 11 Feb 2020 by Andrejs
Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail) at Berry, NSW - 11 Feb 2020 by Andrejs
EUMENINAE sp. (subfamily) (Potter wasp) at Berry, NSW - 30 Jan 2020 by Andrejs
Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Berry, NSW - 23 Jan 2020 by Andrejs
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairy-wren) at Berry, NSW - 23 Jan 2020 by Andrejs
Hypotaenidia philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Berry, NSW - 23 Jan 2020 by Andrejs
Rhipidura albiscapa (Grey Fantail) at Berry, NSW - 23 Jan 2020 by Andrejs
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Berry, NSW - 23 Jan 2020 by Andrejs
Platycoris (Hypogomphus) bipunctatus (Toad Stink Bug) at Berry, NSW - 20 Jan 2020 by Andrejs
Calyptorhynchus funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo) at Berry, NSW - 17 Jan 2020 by Andrejs
Rhyothemis graphiptera (Graphic Flutterer) at Berry, NSW - 16 Jan 2020 by Andrejs
THOMISIDAE (Crab spider) at Berry, NSW - 3 Jan 2020 by Andrejs
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail, Large Citrus Butterfly) at Berry, NSW - 3 Jan 2020 by Andrejs
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Berry, NSW - 1 Jan 2020 by Andrejs
Rhipidura albiscapa (Grey Fantail) at Berry, NSW - 1 Jan 2020 by Andrejs
Acanthiza nana (Yellow Thornbill) at Berry, NSW - 1 Jan 2020 by Andrejs
Grallina cyanoleuca (Magpie-lark) at Berry, NSW - 1 Jan 2020 by Andrejs
Circus approximans (Swamp Harrier) at Berry, NSW - 1 Jan 2020 by Andrejs
Tachinidae (Unidentified Bristle fly or tachinid) at Berry, NSW - 31 Dec 2019 by Andrejs
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree Frog) at Berry, NSW - 30 Dec 2019 by Andrejs
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail, Large Citrus Butterfly) at Berry, NSW - 30 Dec 2019 by Andrejs
Automolius sp. (Scarab beetle) at Berry, NSW - 25 Dec 2019 by Andrejs
Porphyrio porphyrio (Purple Swamphen) at Berry, NSW - 22 Dec 2019 by Andrejs
Gallinago hardwickii (Latham's Snipe) at Berry, NSW - 22 Dec 2019 by Andrejs
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Berry, NSW - 22 Dec 2019 by Andrejs
Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Berry, NSW - 21 Dec 2019 by Andrejs
Hypotaenidia philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Berry, NSW - 20 Dec 2019 by Andrejs
Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Berry, NSW - 19 Dec 2019 by Andrejs
Platalea regia (Royal Spoonbill) at Berry, NSW - 18 Dec 2019 by Andrejs
Cacatua sanguinea (Little Corella) at Berry, NSW - 17 Dec 2019 by Andrejs
Rhipidura leucophrys (Willie Wagtail) at Berry, NSW - 17 Dec 2019 by Andrejs
Streptopelia chinensis (Spotted Dove) at Berry, NSW - 12 Dec 2019 by Andrejs
Stictonetta naevosa (Freckled Duck) at Berry, NSW - 11 Dec 2019 by Andrejs
Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Berry, NSW - 5 Dec 2019 by Andrejs
Gallinago hardwickii (Latham's Snipe) at Berry, NSW - 5 Dec 2019 by Andrejs
Phyllotocus sp. (Unidentified nectar scarab) at Berry, NSW - 30 Nov 2019 by Andrejs
Hemiaspis signata (Swamp Snake) at Berry, NSW - 30 Nov 2019 by Andrejs
Falco peregrinus (Peregrine Falcon) at Berry, NSW - 27 Nov 2019 by Andrejs
Nycticorax caledonicus (Nankeen Night-Heron) at Berry, NSW - 11 Nov 2019 by Andrejs
Anas gracilis (Grey Teal) at Berry, NSW - 11 Nov 2019 by Andrejs
Gallinago hardwickii (Latham's Snipe) at Berry, NSW - 11 Nov 2019 by Andrejs
Threskiornis spinicollis (Straw-necked Ibis) at Berry, NSW - 6 Nov 2019 by Andrejs
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Berry, NSW - 2 Nov 2019 by Andrejs
Monophlebulus sp. (Giant Mealy Bug) at Berry, NSW - 28 Oct 2019 by Andrejs
Agrotis infusa (Bogong Moth) at Berry, NSW - 25 Oct 2019 by Andrejs
Elateridae (family) (Click Beetles) at Berry, NSW - 25 Oct 2019 by Andrejs
Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at Berry, NSW - 25 Oct 2019 by Andrejs
Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at Berry, NSW - 25 Oct 2019 by Andrejs
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Berry, NSW - 24 Oct 2019 by Andrejs
Anas gracilis (Grey Teal) at Berry, NSW - 21 Oct 2019 by Andrejs
Vanellus miles (Masked Lapwing) at Berry, NSW - 21 Oct 2019 by Andrejs
Acrocephalus australis (Australian Reed-Warbler) at Berry, NSW - 21 Oct 2019 by Andrejs
Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon) at Berry, NSW - 21 Oct 2019 by Andrejs
Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at Berry, NSW - 19 Oct 2019 by Andrejs
Trichoglossus haematodus (Rainbow Lorikeet) at Berry, NSW - 13 Oct 2019 by Andrejs
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae (Australasian Grebe) at Berry, NSW - 13 Oct 2019 by Andrejs
Sapromyza sp. (A lauxaniid fly) at Berry, NSW - 7 Oct 2019 by Andrejs
Sapromyza sp. (A lauxaniid fly) at Berry, NSW - 7 Oct 2019 by Andrejs
Calomela ruficeps (Red-headed Acacia beetle) at Berry, NSW - 7 Oct 2019 by Andrejs
Epyaxa sodaliata (Epyaxa sodaliata) at Berry, NSW - 7 Oct 2019 by Andrejs
Netelia sp. (Ichneumonid wasp) at Berry, NSW - 5 Oct 2019 by Andrejs
Chelodina (Chelodina) longicollis (Eastern long-necked turtle) at Berry, NSW - 2 Oct 2019 by Andrejs
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-parrot) at Berry, NSW - 1 Oct 2019 by Andrejs
Megachile sp. (Leafcutter, resin or mortar bee) at Berry, NSW - 28 Sep 2019 by Andrejs
Hypotaenidia philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Berry, NSW - 15 Sep 2019 by Andrejs
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Berry, NSW - 10 Sep 2019 by Andrejs
Gallirallus philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Berry, NSW - 20 Aug 2019 by Andrejs
Siphanta sp. (genus) (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Berry, NSW - 18 Aug 2019 by Andrejs
LYCOSIDAE (Wolf spider) at Berry, NSW - 16 Jul 2019 by Andrejs
Litoria fallax (Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog) at Berry, NSW - 15 May 2019 by Andrejs
TETTIGONIIDAE (Katydid) at Berry, NSW - 14 May 2019 by Andrejs
Ropalidia plebeiana (Small brown paper wasp) at Berry, NSW - 14 May 2019 by Andrejs
Lepidoscia sp. (Moth Lepidoscia) at Berry, NSW - 2 May 2019 by Andrejs
Agaricus sp. (Agaricus) at Berry, NSW - 27 Apr 2019 by Andrejs
Coprinus comatus (Lawyers Wig) at Berry, NSW - 27 Apr 2019 by Andrejs
Coprinus comatus (Lawyers Wig) at Berry, NSW - 25 Apr 2019 by Andrejs
Brunia replana (Lichen-eating Caterpillar) at Berry, NSW - 8 Apr 2019 by Andrejs
Elhamma australasiae (Ghost moth) at Berry, NSW - 6 Apr 2019 by Andrejs
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrike-thrush) at Berry, NSW - 5 Apr 2019 by Andrejs
Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Berry, NSW - 1 Apr 2019 by Andrejs
Elhamma australasiae (Ghost moth) at Berry, NSW - 26 Mar 2019 by Andrejs
Leptocneria reducta (White Cedar Moth) at Berry, NSW - 6 Mar 2019 by Andrejs
Gallinago hardwickii (Latham's Snipe) at Berry, NSW - 20 Feb 2019 by Andrejs
Porphyrio porphyrio (Purple Swamphen) at Berry, NSW - 19 Feb 2019 by Andrejs
Pycnonotus jocosus (Red-whiskered Bulbul) at Berry, NSW - 10 Feb 2019 by Andrejs
POMPILIDAE (Unidentified Spider wasp) at Berry, NSW - 7 Feb 2019 by Andrejs

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Location information

  • Coordinates 150.750764-34.786419
  • Altitude 12.4m
  • Places Berry, NSW

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 8 Oct 2019 Recorded on
  • Andrejs Recorded by

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